Food And Drinks

Spring fundraisers coming up at Grace Lutheran and Holy Rosary School in Detroit Lakes


Catholic School of the Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes, pictured here in May 2020. (Tribune File Photo)

In its 19th year, Holy Rosary Catholic School’s annual Spring Interlude is taking place in both a live and virtual event, with dinner, music, silent auction, and raffles at the Holmes Theater Ballroom, and as part of a new take-away option so ticket holders of Eating and partying at home.

The live version of the Spring Interlude entitled “Dinner, Cocktails and a Cause” will run on April 23 from 5 to 11 pm. The virtual program runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ticket holders for virtual events receive a link to view the online program). Music will be provided by Katie Baker and Company, special guest Tim Eggebraaten will lead, and a Legacy Awards ceremony will be held in honor of retired teacher Mary Burnside.

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Tickets for the live event are limited and cost $ 50 per adult. This cost includes a dinner of roast beef or Monterey Chicken (guest’s choice) with side dishes and dessert served by La Barista in Detroit Lakes. There’s also a kid’s meal of creamy mac-n-cheese and fresh fruit for $ 12.

For those who prefer to attend from home, on-the-go tickets are also available for $ 50 (or $ 12 for children). Meals can be collected from the Holmes Ballroom from 4pm to 6pm on the day of the event or delivered for an additional fee of USD 5. The same meals apply. Take-away wine can be added for an additional $ 15 or beer for $ 12. The to-go tickets include an auction bag that contains a program of events and some other surprises for people to party with.

The silent auction is open to anyone visiting the event website The auction opened on Monday April 19 and will end on the evening of the live event on April 23 at 8 p.m. Winners do not need to be a Spring Interlude cardholder or be present at the time of the drawing. You can pick up your auction items at the Holy Rosary School a week after the event.

“Check out our online auction – we have over 100 items and more to come, including student artwork, as of April 19,” said Terri Paskey, a promoter. “We have some nice, really nice things this year. There is something for everybody. “

A gold record from Prince

A gold record of Prince’s “Purple Rain” is one of the silent auction items to be won in the Holy Rosary School’s Spring Interlude 2021. (Picture from auction website)

Items to be won include a signed, framed “Purple Rain” gold plate by Prince; Viking tickets and equipment; WE festival tickets; Fly fishing equipment; a weekend stay at a local lodge; Salon and movie night packages; Gift baskets full of goods from local stores; and more.

Sweepstakes tickets must be purchased either the week before the event at the Holy Rosary School or at the event itself. They are not available online. The winners will be drawn on the evening of the event at 8:00 p.m. Sweepstakes include cash up to $ 1,000, guns, gift cards, wine, and $ 2,000 for tuition at Holy Rosary School.

All income from the spring interval goes into the immediate needs of the school and into the equipment of the teacher.

Register or purchase tickets at or text springinterlude at 76278. To make special meal pick-up or delivery arrangements, contact Terri Paskey at [email protected] or call 218-847 -5306.

Grace Lutheran Church at 213 Roosevelt Avenue in Detroit Lakes is holding its first meatloaf fundraiser this spring.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red River Valley Hospice.  (Tribune file photo)

Grace Lutheran Church at 213 Roosevelt Avenue in Detroit Lakes is holding its first meatloaf fundraiser this spring. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red River Valley Hospice. (Tribune file photo)

New this year, Grace Lutheran Church is holding a fundraiser for Spring Fling. A portion of the proceeds will go to the church and the remainder to the Red River Valley Hospice.

The Spring Fling is a drive through event and serves meatloaf dinner for everyone who drives through the church parking lot on Friday, April 30th, from 5pm to 7pm. The church is at 213 Roosevelt Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

For $ 10, a person can get a full meal of meatloaf, baked potatoes, green bean casserole, a bun, a chocolate bar, and a sweet frog-eye salad.

The organizers have timed the event to coincide with the Detroit Lakes 200th Anniversary Sailboat Regatta, which will be held on the same day, April 30th, from 4pm to 7pm at the Kent Freeman Arena.

“It should work so people can stop by and have something to eat before they go to the sailboats,” said Glennis Olson, the church office manager. “You just have to drive through.”

Olson said the Church hopes to make this Spring Fling an annual event if all goes well. They wanted to share the profits with Red River Valley Hospice, she explained, because, “We have members who have been on hospice care there and are currently in hospice care, and we felt we had to donate some of the profits to them . You are doing a good job. “

All food is freshly made, she added, and the menu was purposely planned to be different from what the Church normally serves. In particular, the frog-eye salad – a mix of small ring macaroni with a cool whip, tangerines, pineapple, and other sweet ingredients – “is something else,” said Olson. “This is a new meal for us, so we’re very excited about it.”

For more information, contact Olson at 218-847-4568.


Dusty Kennedy