(Festus) St. Pius High School was the first to hold a black tie gala in the area in 1984 and 36 years later, they were the first to hold a Virtual Gala Auction in Jefferson County.
The gala, which is in its 37th year, was suppose to take place on April 4; however, due to coronavirus concerns, the auction was changed to be strictly online.
Melissa Hartmann is the Director of Events at St. Pius. She said the online auction went off without a hitch.
We asked Hartmann what was some of the feedback from the online auction format.
Again, so far the Virtual Gala has raised around $82,000 with donations still coming in for the continued support of St. Pius High School.
Donations can still be made by mail to St. Pius X High School, 1030 St. Pius Drive, Festus, Mo 63028.