Gladhander Auction and Raffle


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About This Year’s Event

On October 28, we celebrated the 41st Annual Gladhander Auction and Raffle,  “Journey Through Narnia”. 

The annual formal event included an evening of dinner, drinks, both live and online auction, games, music, and dancing. Included was the sale of raffle tickets that gave winners the choice of a 2023 JEEP® Gladiator 4×4 arranged by Bill Marsh Auto; or a 2023 Bayliner VR5 arranged by Grand Bay Marine and Walstrom Marine; or $35,000 in cash! 

Results will be announced at the Volunteer Thank You Party in November.

Proceeds are primarily directed to support GTACS teacher salaries and student scholarship opportunities. It is one of the longest-running school fundraising events in Michigan, with more than $13 million in earnings over 40 years in support of the Catholic school system. Gladhander represents a significant source of funding for the preschool through 12th grade parochial school system which is not taxpayer-funded.

Corporate Sponsor


$500 Winners 

Frank Migliazzo, Bloomfield Hills
Caity Klingelsmith, Traverse City
Brynn Still, Traverse City
Helen Poehlman, Traverse City
Justin Wojtkowiak, Traverse City
Caity Klingelsmith, Traverse City 

$1,000 Winners
Brittany Roberts, Traverse City
Christy Jonkhoff-Hater, Traverse City
Sue Rehmann, Traverse City
Dennis Davidson, Traverse City 

Grand Prize Winner (chose the $35,000 cash prize)
Alma McDowell, Kalkaska 

Congratulations to our $500 Early Bird raffle prize winner, Geri Johnson of Traverse City!


  • 1983 Circus
  • 1984 Putting on the Ritz
  • 1985 Set Sail
  • 1986 The Orient
  • 1987 Southern Elegance
  • 1988 Mardi Gras
  • 1989 A Crystal Affair
  • 1990 Fiesta Ole
  • 1991 Under the Sea
  • 1992 Castles and Crowns
  • 1993 Hooray for Hollywood
  • 1994 Into the Arabesque
  • 1995 Victorian Splendor
  • 1996 On the Wild Side
  • 1997 When in Rome
  • 1998 C’est Magnifique
  • 1999 Jewel of the Nile
  • 2000 Steppin’ Out
  • 2001 Russian Rhapsody
  • 2002 Circus Circus
  • 2003 An Enchanted Evening
  • 2004 La Dolce Vita
  • 2005 Ramblin’ on Route 66
  • 2006 All the World’s a Stage
  • 2007 A Silver Celebration
  • 2008 Erin Go Bragh
  • 2009 Fun & Games
  • 2010 Music of Motown
  • 2011 Seuss on the Loose
  • 2012 80s Rewind
  • 2013 Extravaganza Earth
  • 2014 ‘Tis A Classic
  • 2015 New York, New York
  • 2016 Sea to Shining Sea
  • 2017 Remember the Wonder
  • 2018 Around The World
  • 2019 There’s No Place Like Home
  • 2020 Hoedown or Hootenanny
  • 2021 Off to the Races
  • 2022 Celebrate the Music
  • 2023 Journey Through Narnia


Jim Beckett – Emeritus
Ken Kleinrichert, Sr.
Tom McIntyre
Paul Schmuckal
Tom Gartland
Pat Heintz
Pat Brady
Sheila McIntyre
Doug Shaw
Russ Spranger
Carolyn Vaughan
Al Zelinski
Nancy Brick
Mike & Maggie Kent
Pete & Kim Schmitz
Bill & Debbie Marsh
Dave & Amy Pax
Doug & Maureen DeYoung
John & Robin Ehardt
Dale & Janet Troppman
Mike & Katie Bobrowski


John & Angie Puetz


Please support the businesses that support our schools!

4 Front Credit Union
Active Brace & Limb
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Alpers Excavating
American Spoon Foods
Animal Medical Center of Traverse City
Anytime Fitness of Traverse City
Armour Siding Company
Art’s Auto & Truck Parts, Inc.
Ascension Press
BAC Design Group and Bay Area Contracting
Bay Supply & Marketing Inc
Bill Marsh Automotive Group
Black Diamond Broadcasting
Board and Brush Creative Studio – Traverse City
Boathouse Restaurant
Bodamer Brothers CarpetPlus of TC
Bokhara Pet Care Centers
Boone’s Long Lake Inn
Breeze Hill Greenhouse
Britten Inc
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Builders FirstSource
Burkholder Construction
Burritt’s Fresh Markets
Cambria Suites Hotel & Reflect Bistro
Captain’s Quarters
Carpet Galleria
Casciano Traverse Burger King
CC Jewelers
Centennial Wealth Advisory
Challenge Island Northwest Michigan
Chateau Chantal
Chef’s In
Cherry Bend Grocery
Cherry Capital Airport
Cherry Hill Boutique
Circa Resort & Casino
Common Good Bakery
Copy Shop, The
Country Carpentry
Crackerjack Photography Studio LLC
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Curtis Warnes – Functional Art
Dairy Lodge
Dan Brady Painting Service
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Deerings Meat Market
Dennos Museum
Dr. Lints Orthodontics
East Bay Plaza LLC
Edson Farms Natural Foods
Elias Bros. Big Boy
Enliven Massage
Festival Foundation
Fit20 of Traverse City
Fitzpatrick Insurance
Flaska Landscaping LLC
Floor Covering Brokers Carpet One
Friday’s Jewelery
Front Porch Company
Functional Dimensions, LLC dba Superior Physical Therapy
G. J.’s Rental Inc.
Gallagher’s Farm Market
Garden Goods
GFL Environmental
Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings
Grand Bay Marine
Grand Hotel
Grand Traverse Bay YMCA
Grand Traverse Bike Tours & Suttons Bay Bike
Grand Traverse Distillery
Grand Traverse Radiologists PC
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
Hampel’s Gun Co.
Handz on Art
Hart’s Inn
Heritage Landscape Design
Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe
Honor Bank
Hope College
Horizon Books
Howard Structural Steel
Iceman Cometh Challenge
Incredible Mo’s and Sauce
Infusion Associates
Innovo Development Group
Interlochen Arts Academy
Jenkins Group Inc.
Jimmy John’s
Jimmy John’s
Jostens of Northern Michigan
Keith Pogarch Custom Clothiers Inc
Knights of Columbus #1213 (Immaculate Conception Parish Chapter)
Korner Gem
Lake Ann Brewing Co.
Lakemore Resort
Lamar Advertising Company
Leave it to Dan LLC DBA Red Ginger Restaurant
Leithauser Skin Institute – Laurel Leithauser, MD
Loco Boys Brewing Company
MacAllister Rentals
Magnum Lignum
Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders of TC
Max’s Service
Michigan Planners Inc
Midwestern Broadcasting
MiMusic Studio
Miner’s North Jewelers
Molon Excavating
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
Mundos HQ
National Cherry Festival
Nauti-Cat Cruises, Inc.
Neighborhood Lending
Nordic Products, Inc
Northern Hospitality LLC,  DBA Mama Lu’s
Northern Michigan Rocks
Northwestern Michigan College
Number Three LLC, dba The Burrow TC
Oleson’s Food Stores
Once Upon A Child
Opa! Grill & Taproom
Oryana Community Cooperative
Paddle TC LLC
Paesano’s Pizza of Traverse Ci
Palm Island Properties
Pangea’s Pizza
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group
Mike Perkette at Styles Inn
Poppy & Co.
R.W. Popp Excavating, Inc.
Rehmann Farm
RVR Automotive
Schichtel Nursery
Schmuckal Transplanting Service
Scott Berry Films
Slabtown Burger Cafe’
Stanley Steemer of Northwest MI Inc
Summit Companies
Sweet Pea
TC Tented Events
Team Bob’s Heating, Cooling, Plumbing
Team Elmer’s, Inc
The Center for Plastic Surgery
The Flying Noodle
The Homestead
The Leland Lodge
The Nail Bar by J & Q
Threads Custom Gear
Tom’s Food Markets, Inc.
Toy Harbor
Traverse City Orthodontics
Traverse Dental Associates, PC
Traverse Reproduction & Supply Company
Tri-Gas Company
True North
Twice Trendy Tots
Urban Oasis Salt Spa
Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Wells Fargo Advisors
Williams & Bay Pumping Service
Zulu Nyala