Dinner & Benefit Auction

Nebraska Christian Benefit Auction 2021 Recap

We are pleased to report that God has poured out His blessing on NC once again by moving in the hearts of many very generous donors to give to the Nebraska Christian Benefit Auction.  Preliminary figures are showing that this year’s auction netted around $240,000! Over 500 items up for bid from more than 300 donors and our many volunteers, contributed to the success of this event. 

In December of 2020, the school decided to change our traditional auction plan due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We switched our auction to an online event mixed with two unique open house events. Our auction software provided excellent support to our planning team, and the online bidding was well received by our supporters. 

We started with twenty-five items to be offered for sale on our Live Auction; however, due to the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted slightly, we added a Lincoln Saltdogs Package donated by Cornerstone Bank at the last minute. Items that sparked aggressive bidding were the 10KW Ground Mount Solar Array System donated by Interconnection Systems of Central City, the Franchi Affinity 3.5 12 Gauge Shotgun donated by Citizen’s Bank & Trust of Central City, and the Sedona Sanctuary donated by John and Cindy Schofield of Stromsburg.

Donors enthusiastically gave to the Scholarship Auction with a result like never before.  NC has a $100,000 line item in the budget for student scholarships each year.  Before the event, NC had been blessed with $123,000 just in response to the mailings and the overwhelming support of a new tiered Corporate Level Sponsorship created this year.  We are pleased and humbled to report that our final scholarship numbers have totaled an amazing amount of $140,600! All these funds will provide a Christian education for students who might not otherwise have the financial means to attend NC.

We were so blessed by the community, alumni, and other NC supporters who jumped online and/or came to the open house events.  Friday night’s “Casual Open House” allowed people to shop the items and visit with other NC supporters.  Saturday’s “Special Open House” was a fun-filled evening bringing students, alumni, and NC supporters together to celebrate the school and fellowship with one another once again.  The Saturday evening event included student performances, an alumni performance by Katherine Welk, delectable hors d’oeuvres, wonderful conversation, and a very special “Hall of Faith Award” presentation to Gib Killion for his faithful commitment to the school.  

We are grateful to all who could donate an item, talent, or treasure to make this event successful. The total profit made for the school through the benefit auction in the last 19 years has now passed $2.9 million.  Please join us in thanking God once again for his amazing provision!

Thank you to the following businesses for supporting our 2021 Benefit Auction! 

Corporate Level Sponsors 
Gold Level ($5000 & Up)

Interconnection Systems, Inc., Central City

Krug Acres, Chapman 

Rathjen Physical Therapy, Grand Island

Trinity Financial Group, Omaha

Silver Level Sponsors ($2500 – $4999)

B.K. Heuermann Farms, Phillips 

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Da-Ly Realty Sonya Poland, Realtor, Grand Island 

Essential Personnel, Grand Island

Griess Farms, Grand Island

McHargue Builders, Central City

PALM AG, Inc., Central City 

Strobel Manufacturing, Inc & Strobel Energy Group, Clarks

Twin Rivers Urgent Care, LLC, Grand Island, Hastings, Seward & North Platte 

Bronze Level Sponsors ($1,000 – $2,499)

Archer Credit Union, Archer, Central City, & Dannebrog

Associated Staffing, Grand Island

Aurora Coop, Aurora

Auto Central, Grand Island, Kearney, and Lexington 

Bill’s Volume Sales, Inc, Central City

Central City Mall, Central City 

DK Rentals, Nebraska City & Marquette

Kyle Berk Motorsports, Marquette

McHargue Enterprises, Central City & Marquette

Palser Service, Inc. Central City

Perfect Circle Irrigation, Central City

Pinnacle Bank, Central City 

Prairie Creek Family Medicine, Osceola, Stromsburg, & Shelby

Rathman & Manning Construction, Chapman 

Non-Corporate Business Sponsors

Tom and Meghan Sonderegger – Great Western Bank, Lincoln 

AKRS Equipment, Osceola

Cars for Less, Grand Island 

Holiday Inn Express,  Nebraska City

Prairie Creek Family Medical, Osceola Stromsburg, Shelby 

The Etc. Shoppe – Norm Kaiser, Central City 

Twogood Farm, Stromsburg

38th Street Coffee, Columbus

40 North Tap & Grille, Grand Island 

4th Street Coffee House, Stromsburg

Ace Hardware, Grand Island

Adam Fischer, Equipment and Consultant from Titan Machinery, Grand Island

Agricultural Services, Inc., Archer

AKRS Equipment, Central City 

Arby’s, Grand Island

Arehart Custom Knives, Kearney

Ashley Homestore, Grand Island

Aurora Mall, Aurora 

Barista’s Coffee House, Grand Island

Bearded Buffalo Golf, Grand Island 

Benson Family Dentistry, St. Paul

Big Apple Bagels, Grand Island

Boop’s Shooter’s Supply, Grand Island

Born in the Barn Creations, Central City 

Boutique 29eleven, Albion & St. Paul 

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., Grand Island

Buffalo Wild Wings, Grand Island 

Cabi, Ann Grieving Brown 

Carlos O’Kelly’s, Grand Island

Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

Catlett Real Estate & Insurance, Central City 

Central City Family Dental

Central City Sportsman’s Club

Central City Veterinary Clinic

Central Community College, Grand Island 

Central True Value Hardware, Central City

Chances “R” Restaurant, York

Chuck’s 2.0 Burgers, Shakes & More, Aurora 

Chuckwagon BBQ/ByPi, Grand Island 

Citizen’s Bank & Trust, Central City 

City of Central City

Cody’s Computer Repair Service, Central City 

Computer Concepts, Grand Island

Coney Island Café, Grand Island

Copycat Printing & Signs, Grand Island

Cornerstone Bank, Central City

Cottonwood Gallery & Arts, Aurora 

Crae Mill, Brandon Engleman, Grand Island 

Dairy Queen, Central City

Danish Bakery, Dannebrog 

Days Gone by Photography, Kathy Chase

Deterdings, Kearney & Grand Island

Domino’s Pizza, Grand Island 

Dry Creek Western Wear, Burwell

Eakes Office Solutions, Grand Island

Economy Hometown Market, Stromsburg 

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Grand Island

El Agave Mexican Restaurant, Central City 

El Portal, Nebraska City

El Toro Mexican Restaurant, Grand Island 

Embellish Salon, Christi Loy, Central City 

Embellish Salon, Natisha Harvill, Central City 

Escape Aurora, Aurora

Eustis Body Shop, Grand Island

EyeCare Associates, LLC, Central City

Family Eyecare Center PC, Grand Island 

Farm Bureau Financial, Central City 

Fat Pants Seasoning, Central City 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grand Island 

First National Insurance Agency, Fullerton

Five Guys, Lincoln 

Five Points Bank of Grand Island

Floor It, Grand Island 

Mike and Susan Foley

Freddy’s Steakburgers, Grand Island

Full Bloom Floral, Central City 

Garland Acres Coffee Roasters, Central City

Gate 25, Lincoln

GI Gun Shop, Grand Island 

Godfather’s Pizza, Grand Island

Goldenrod Clothing Boutique, Grand Island 

Grand Island Dental Center, Grand Island 

Green’s Floor Care, Central City 

Gro-Rite Minerals, Grand Island 

GVC Cattle, Atkinson

Hans Service LLC, Clarks 

HobbyTown USA, Grand Island

Hoegemeyer, Tom Yungdahl, Osceola 

Home Federal Bank, Grand Island

Homestead Aronia, Stromsburg

Honeysuckle Lane, Aurora 

Horizons Without Bounds, Cairo

Hornady Manufacturing, Grand Island 

Howard’s Jewelry, Grand Island

HR Poppin Snacks, Gibbon

Hunan’s, Grand Island

Hy-Vee, Grand Island

Janice Stuhmer, Independent Watkins Dealer, Central City 

Jimmy John’s, Grand Island

Jojo’s Gelato and Grill, Aurora 

Juice Stop, Grand Island 

Ken’s Appliance & America’s Mattress, Grand Island 

Ken’s Auto, Grand Island 

Kermit’s Super Wash, Grand Island

Kimmikins Crafts

Lauren Krug Photography, Chapman

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha 

Lockton Companies

Majestic Treasures, Grand Island

Mary and Martha, Lori Perlinger

Mary Kay, Judi McHargue, Central City

Massage Central, Central City

McDonald’s, Aurora

Merrick County Health & Fitness Center, Central City 

Merrick Medical Center, Central City 

Miller Tire Pro’s and Service, Grand Island 

Missy Hillmer Inspirational Art, Photography & Design, Palmer

Mr. G’s Car Care Center, Grand Island

Dick and Carla Mundt, Aurora 

Nebraska Game & Parks

Nebraska Raceway Park

Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Burwell 

Nelson’s Furniture, Grand Island

Noodle House, Grand Island 

Northwestern Mutual, Darrin Brumbaugh, York

Norwex, Laurel Toukan, Central City 

Norwex, Susie Evans, Aurora 

Olive Garden, Grand Island

Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha

Omaha Storm Chasers

O’Reilly Auto Parts, Central City 

O’Reilly Auto Parts, Grand Island

P/R Mobile, Kearney

Pampered Chef, Kristi Twiss, Central City 

Perkins, Grand Island

Pizza Hut, Aurora

Pizza Palace, Burwell

Pizza Ranch, Grand Island 

Pizza Ranch, Columbus

Prairie Creek Vineyards, Central City 

Preferred Popcorn, Chapman

Primitive Chicks, Stromsburg

Pueblo Viejo, Aurora 

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Grand Island 

Rath’s Café, Aurora 

Red Lobster, Grand Island

ReDeemed – Christina Boersen, Cairo 

Revive Massage and Wellness @ Embellish Salon, Central City

Rodan + Fields, Anita Ruybalid, Blue Hill

Rodan + Fields, Lisa Senkbile, Central City 

Rodizio Grill, The Brazilian Steakhouse, Lincoln

Roses for You, Grand Island

Ross Realty, Central City

Rowse Hydraulic Rakes Co., Inc., Burwell

Runza, Central City

Rustic Lux Designs, Columbus 

Sack Lumber, Aurora

Sack Lumber, Central City

Scenic Wind Balloon Tours, Steve Lacroix, Elkhorn

Scheels, Lincoln

John and Cindy Schofield, Stromsburg

Tim and Linda Schulze, Central City 

Side Street Deli, Central City 

Sincerely Nicole, Nicole Winterrowd, York

Slumberland, Grand Island

Smith Welding Shop Inc., St. Paul 

Smokin’ Dan’s BBQ, Central City

Solt-Wagner Funeral Home, Central City

Sonya Poland Realtor – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Grand Island

Sprigs of Joy by Carla Cunningham & Michaela Wetovick, Fullerton

Spring City, Grand Island 

State Farm Insurance, Central City 

Stoltenberg Irrigation, Inc., Cairo

Strobel Motorsports, Clarks

Stuhr Museum, Grand Island 

Subway, Central City

Super Saver, Grand Island 

Susan’s Books & Gifts, Aurora 

Tori Swanson, Aurora 

T.O. Haas Tire, Central City

T.O. Haas, Aurora

Taco John’s, Central City 

Tammi’s Wood Petal Creations, Ravenna 

Tatum Hansen at Essence Med Spa, Grand Island

Texas Roadhouse, Grand Island

The Archway, Kearney

The Clubhouse at Table Creek, Nebraska City

The Edgerton Explorit Center, Aurora

The Farwell Arms Bed & Breakfast, Farwell

The Fort, Columbus

The Happy Brush, Grand Island 

The Keeping Room, Nebraska City 

The Makers – Bakers and Builders, Aurora 

The Medina Street Vault, Cairo

The Messy Apron, Grand Island 

The Old Homestead, Aurora 

The Scarecrow Patch, St. Libory

The Wishing Well, Central City 

Thirty-One, Vicky Krieger, Consultant

Titan Machinery/Fairbanks, Grand Island 

Todd Williams Fine Art 

Tommy’s Restaurant, Grand Island 

Touch of Health Therapeutic Massage, Aurora 

Trav’s U-Save Pharmacy, Central City

Trico Heating and Air, Travis Stuhmer, Central City 

Twig & Cotton Creations – Shae Campos

Twogood Farm, Stromsburg 

Untamed Roan Boutique, Stromsburg

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, Gretna

Valentino’s, Grand Island

Vlcek Gardens, Chapman 

Waffles ‘N More, Central City 

Walmart, South Locust, Grand Island 

Walmart, N. Diers Ave., Grand Island

Wasabi Bistro, Grand Island 

Wegner Monument, Central City

Wild Roots Greenhouse and Market, Central City 

Woods & Aitken LLP

Yanda’s Music, Grand Island 

Zabuni Specialty Coffee, Grand Island