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Friends of Gehlen Ball

(LE MARS) -- Fundraising for education exceeded all expectations for the Friends of Gehlen Ball. 

Kathy Nilles is a Ball co-chair who thanks the entire community for supporting Gehlen Catholic School. 

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Bruce Brock of Brock Auction Company in Le Mars helped make teaching with technology an enhancement to classrooms. Nilles explains the auction to Fund-a-Cause garnered gifts from 10-thousand dollars to one-dollar for Smart Boards. Smart Boards bring computers into teaching in an interactive chalk-board size display.

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More than 50-thousand dollars was raised for Smart Boards--nearly double the goal.

The Spirit of Peter Gehlen award for the use of time, talent and treasures was presented to Band Director Paul Niebuhr and Development Director Lisa Niebuhr.

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Gehlen Catholic student Sana Naqvi spoke at the Ball about the impact the school has had on her.

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Nilles and her husband, Robert and Lenny and Kelli Flack co-chaired the Ball. (Photos provided by Gehlen Catholic School)

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