(Le Mars) The largest check in the 25 year history of the Gehlen Ball on Saturday, April 21st. The Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball celebrated their Silver Anniversary. $218,151.42 was presented to Gehlen Catholic School.
748 guests from LeMars and the surrounding area gathered at the LeMars Convention Center to celebrate this silver anniversary celebration. The Ball's Silver Anniversary coincided with the Silver Anniversary of the Gehlen Catholic Schools Endowment Fund. chair, Mr. Richard Ahlers, spoke. The Endowment Fund is a fund in which the principal is never spent. Since 1987, more than $2.2-million in gifts have been received and invested. The Endowment Fund has transferred more than $1.2-million in earnings to the school's budget.