Listed below you will find all the wonderful items that were auctioned off at the 2019 VC Gala.  This is truly a wonderful event that is enjoyed by all. We cannot thank the sponsors and donors enough! If it wasn’t for them this event would not be possible. Should you be looking to purchase items throughout the year similar to those auctioned off during the Gala we ask that  you consider purchasing your item from our local donors. 

If you missed this year’s Gala please plan to attend next year.  The Gala has been traditionally held the 1st Saturday in March.  This date will be firmed up before the end of the school year so please check back!  


L-1     2019 Single Golf Membership

Donated by: Cross Creek Resort                                        $625.00

Why spend your summer days at home or in the office when you can spend them on the course? Cross Creek Resort combines the natural beauty of western Pennsylvania with some of the best golf in the region. Between the 18-hole North Course and the 9-hole South Course. This Single Golf Membership includes unlimited golf, club storage, locker usage, swimming privileges, and discounts for both carts and pro shop merchandise.


L-2     Recliner

Donated by: Parker’s Furniture                                         $599.00

Did you have a long day? Are you looking for a perfect place to enjoy your favorite sports or a new movie? Maybe you’re just looking for a chance to relax a bit? This package has you covered! There is nothing quite like a recliner to keep you comfortable.


L-3      Four Club Seats to the Penguins

Donated by: The Nutrition Group                                     $840.00

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by heading to the PPG Paints Arena and cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This package includes four Keybank Club level tickets, access to the beautiful Keybank Club, and parking for the March 17th game against the Philadelphia Flyers.


L-4      G&L Legacy, Leo Fender design S-500

Donated by: Dr. Sabousky                                               $1,000.00

The Legacy’s vintage – spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from the late ‘50s. This Leo’s PTB system Functions on all 3 pickups for dramatically more variety than the vintage setup.

Featuring Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability. Hard-rock maple next features an easy playing satin finish, comfortable 9 1/2” radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets for silky playability.


L-5      Dinner at Home with a Professional Chef

Donated by Chef Richard Beichner                                 Priceless

Would you like to enjoy a fine meal prepared by a world class chef? Would you also like to experience that meal at the comfort of your own home?    Then you should consider this package.

Chef Rich is a VC alumni (‘86) and an award winning executive chef. Some of his achievements are a Gold List Winner, Condé Nast Traveler, 2009, prepared multiple dinners at the James Beard House, and managing two properties as the earned AAA renowned Four Diamond status during his tenure. This package includes a meal prepared by Chef Rich at your house, up to $100 for groceries and supplies, and an after dinner discussion with the chef. Chef Rich currently at the world famous Stanley Hotel (from the Shining) in Colorado, so the event will be held in the summer when both parties are available.


L-6      Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh & Erie Zoo Membership Package

Donated by: Dr. Mark & Mrs. Deborah Ronchi               $320.00

Carnegie premium membership includes 2 adults & up to 8 guests (adults or children) unlimited general admission for 1 yr. to Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center (+ Highmark SportsWorks.) Free admission to more than 300 participating science centers & 250+ ROAM reciprocal museums. Free subscription to CARNEGIE Magazine and more. PLUS the Family Plus Erie Zoo membership – Free admission for two named adults sharing a household and their children under 18 living at home, plus 10 Erie Zoo guest admissions.


L-7      Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker

Donated by: Friedhaber’s                                                       $549.00

With the spring just around the corner why wait? Break out this smoker. Slow down the pace and let the essence of barbecue fill the air. As friends start to trickle in, watch the anticipation of the crowd grow, as pulled pork and ribs smoke to perfection under the lid of this 22” Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker


L-8      50 Pounds of Premium Hamburger

Donated by: Green Forest Farms                                       $250.00

Summer will be here soon, and with summer comes grilling! Why

settle when you can have truly excellent locally produced beef. Green Forest Farms is family-owned and raises its cattle using all-vegetable protein without antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. Professional meatcutters use only the best primals to produce 85%+ lean hamburger, with no residuals, bone meal, or other fillers added during processing. The quality of the beef and the careful processing more than warrants the U.S.D.A. seal of approval this hamburger carries. This beautiful product arrives in convenient single pound packaging and includes delivery.


L-9      Nintendo Switch

Donated by Dr. Mark and Mrs. Deborah Ronchi             $316.00

Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like. Staying in for the night then dock your Nintendo Switch and play in HD. You can even jump online and play 4v4. Heading out? Take your game with you in handheld mode.


L-10 Framed 23rd Psalm Custom Frame

Donated by: Scott McCray                                                    $250.00

The beauty of the words of the 23rd Psalm is emphasized by the Copperplate calligraphy form. Winding green vines up a golden post, anchor the prose with solemn elegance. Each leaf, each letter reverently put to paper by the artistry and skill of Venango Catholic’s own Scott McCray. The one of a kind piece is custom mounted with a white matt and frame that is highlighted by a yellow fillet. A treasure for any home for years to come.


L-11   Cabin Design Fire Ring 3 piece bolt together

Donated by: Specialty Fabrication & Powder Coating         $250.00

Can’t wait for summer? Get ready now by adding a fire ring to your back yard. Imagine sitting outside relaxing by a fire while toasting marshmallows, roasting hotdogs. Your guest will be sure to compliment you on the beautiful Cabin Design.


L-12   “The Green VC Chair”

Donated by: MaryEllen McNellie & Fred Phillips              Priceless!

Memories of VC come flooding back when you sit on one of the original VC Green chairs. Reminisce for the year while you have this chair and then keep the tradition going by donating it back. Gracious winners and re-gifters Fred Philips and MaryEllen McNellie ask that you keep this new Gala tradition going.


L-13 VIP Parking – St. Joseph Parish

Donated by: St. Joseph Parish                                         Priceless!

Not all parking spaces are created equal. Some are closer, more convenient, and more attractive than others…especially if you happen to be running late! This package entitles you to a reserved parking space for Masses at St. Joseph Church for one year.


L-14   2019 Single Golf Membership

Donated by Hi-Level Golf Course                                      $600.00

Feel the urge to spend some time on the links? Hi-Level Golf Course features a wide variety of distances, ranging from the 120- year #9 all the way to the mammoth 670-yard #16. The distances along with the forgiving rough make for creative shot making and a relaxed style of play. This package features all the benefits of a 2019 Single Golf Membership.


L-15    Namath EdenPURE Rapid Cooker

Donated by 257 Buy Sell Trade                                          $399.00

Ideal for home, tailgating, picnics, camping or more. Easy push button starter with an electronic ignition module and electrode makes for consistent starts. A variable gas attachment connects directly to a 1 lb. Propane tank. Easy to clean with removable, dishwasher safe drip tray and grate. Professional grade stainless steel shell.


L-16    8 Yards of Dark Brown Mulch

Donated by: Kings Landscaping                                        $185.00

Thinking about adding a new planting bed to add the perfect touch to your landscaping? Make this mulch part of your plans! This package features 8 yards of dark brown mulch delivered to anywhere within 15 miles of Oil City. Need additional mulch purchase 8 more yards in the silent auction.




Area Rug 3 x 5 Sage and cream diamond design

Donated by: Clifford Carpets




4 OC & T Railroad passes

Donated by: OC & T Railroad




Hoss’s Gift Basket

Donated by: Hoss’s




Kid’s Fun Package

Donated by: Waldameer Park Inc. Donated by: Skip & Sue Homan Donated by: Seneca Lanes




Over Night Stay at the Quality Inn in Franklin

Donated by: Quality Inn & Conference Center




350 sq. feet of Dry Carpet Cleaning

Donated by: Soma Carpet Cleaning




4 Box Seat Pittsburgh Pirate Tickets

Donated by: Barr’s Insurance




Relaxation Package

Donated by: Mikayla Markle

Donated by: Peaces for You Massage Therapy Donated by: Eckert Chiropractic

Donated by: Lynn Marshall’s Headline Hair

Donated by: Cross & Co.




Car Care Package

Donated by: Klapec Auto Body Donated by: Ocean Spray Car Wash




Certificates for 4 Oil Changes

Donated by: A. Crivelli Auto Group




Overnight Accommodations – Marriott Erie Bayfront

Donated by: White Lodging




Edible Arrangement Gift Certificate

Donated by: Edible Arrangements #1555





8 Yard Load of Dark Brown Mulch



Donated by: King’s Landscaping




Interior Decorating, Paint Certificate

Donated by: BM Floors




Makita 18-volt LXT Drill

Donated by: Home Depot




Kingston Brass Faucet & Light Set

Donated by: Carter Lumber




Original Stained Glass Panel by Maureen James

Donated by: Rep. Lee James




Gift Card Basket

Donated by: Natural Day Spa

Donated by: Sheetz Reno

Donated by: Venango Catholic HS

Donated by: Beth Stewart




Wine Basket

Donated by: Farmers Insurance




Classically Ornate Lamp

Donated by: Grandview Estate




Coffee Basket

Donated by: Karma Coffee Co.




“Dining Around Franklin” Package

Donated by: Bella Cucina

Donated by: Benjamin’s Roadhouse Donated by: TrAils to Ales Brewery

Donated by: Leonardo’s Restaurant and Pizzeria Donated by: Fox’s Pizza Den

Donated by: Little Caesar’s




Workout then Wine

Donated by: Klapec Trucking





Ultimate Shine Car Wash 5 Gift Certificates

Donated by: Ocean Spray Car Wash




“Dining Around Oil City” Package & Baked Goods

Donated by: Rocko’s Pizzeria Donated by: McNerney’s

Donated by: The Yellow Dog Lantern

Donated by: Karma Coffee

Donated by: Bob Evans (baked goods)




“One Stop Shopping” Package Donated by: Oil City Wholesale Donated by: Oil City Chemical Donated by: Oil City Floral Design Donated by: Oil City Party House Donated by: Aqua World

Donated by: Venango Catholic HS (hanger set)




“Dining Around the County” Package & Baked Goods

Donated by: Timber Lake Lodge Donated by: Eat N Park Donated by: El Toro’s

Donated by: King’s Family Restaurant Donated by: Warner’s Bakery (baked goods) Donated by Clark’s Donuts




Over Night Stay Package at Peek’n Peak

Donated by: Peek’n Peak Resort Donated by: Venango Catholic HS




His & Her’s Steeler Fan Package

Donated by: Venango Catholic High School




Bird Lover’s Bonanza

Donated by: Bob & Kathleen Puleo

Donated by: 84 Lumber





It’s Show Time

Donated by Barrow-Civic

Donated by: Community Playhouse, Inc.




Overnight Accommodations – Sheraton Erie Bayfront

Donated by White Lodging




8 Man Hours of Housecleaning

Donated by: Gemini Cleaning, LLC




Instant Pot 6 in 1 Multi-use pressure cooker

Donated by: Melissa Singh




Relax with Wine, Sweet Treats and a Massage Donated by: Singleton Family Chiropractic Donated by: Anonymous




Kitchen Basket

Donated by: Woodforest National Bank Donated by: Carter Lumber

Donated by: Venango Catholic HS




Oak Vanity with mirror and stool

Donated by: Anderson Furniture




Edible Arrangement Gift Certificate

Donated by: Edible Arrangements #1555