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38th Annual Roncalli Pierside Auction


Join Roncalli Catholic Schools for the 38th Annual Roncalli Pierside Auction. The event will be twice the fun this year as it will be held both in person and online! 

The in-person event will take place Saturday, April 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Roncalli High School, 2000 Mirro Drive in Manitowoc. Admission to the event is free. Parking will be available in the Fine Arts Center lot with overflow parking in the Skana Aluminum Company lot. Shuttle service will be provided from the Skana lot courtesy of Brandt Buses, Inc. from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Attendees should enter through the Fine Arts Center as well. Food, desserts, water, soda, hard seltzer, beer, wine and Jet Fuel, a specialty drink, will be available for purchase in addition to the items up for bid in both the silent auction areas and oral auction. A coat check also will be available.

The public is welcome to come early for Mass with Fr. Mark Mleziva, vocation director for the Diocese of Green Bay, which will begin at 4 p.m. in the Zimmer Auditorium inside the Fine Arts Center.

The oral auction portion of the evening will be hosted by Candice Giesen, director of development, and John Jagemann, auction emcee. Gregg Schramm will serve as auctioneer.

“We are looking forward to having everyone back at Roncalli High School for the 38th Annual Roncalli Pierside Auction,” said Giesen. “This is an exciting year for the auction as it will be done with the traditional in-person event that we all know and love, but we also will be incorporating the online component again. We appreciate the support we have received from not only our Roncalli Catholic Schools family, but the community and hope everyone will join us again this year! There will be a little something for everyone at the in-person event and online. Whether you live in the area or out of state, everyone can participate in the auction!”

A variety of items will be available in both auctions.

Some of the unique items special to the Roncalli Pierside Auction can be found in the “Everything Roncalli” area. This year’s selections cover everything from cozy home décor, like one-of-a-kind handmade pillows and blankets, a Roncalli colors Big Joe chair and signage. You’ll also find stylish accessories, drinkware and cutting board. And, we haven’t forgotten about man’s best friend. Your pooch will look doggone cute sporting a Benson bowtie just like Roncalli’s very own facility service dog, Benson.


Bidding for the online auction will begin at noon Wednesday, April 27 and conclude at noon on May 4. Bidders will find the online auction at and are invited to pre-register starting April 13.

Tickets for the Gravely Riding Lawnmower Raffle (sponsored by Ariens Company and Van Horn Motors of Manitowoc), Cash Raffle, and Green Bay Packers Jersey Raffle (sponsored by MGW Law) also are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by stopping by Roncalli High School, 2000 Mirro Drive, Manitowoc, or by calling the Development Office at 920-686-8150. Visit: for more details on each raffle. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets as they may be sold out prior to the April 30. All raffles will be drawn the evening of the in-person event.

Stay up to date with auction happenings on Facebook at: and the auction webpage:!


Photos courtesy of Roncalli Catholic Schools

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