Fort Dodge couples lead fundraising dinner for Catholic schools

Two Fort Dodge couples have been named the 2018 chair couples for the 22nd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools, according to an announcement from the Diocese of Sioux City.

They are Dan and Roxanne Flattery and Dave and Debbie Flattery.

Dan and Dave Flattery are brothers.

”My wife and I have nothing but high regard and respect for Bishop Walker Nickless and we feel honored to be part of this dinner and associated with Catholic education in the Diocese of Sioux City,” Dave Flattery said.

Dave Flattery is a Fort Dodge city councilman. He is the Fort Dodge market president for Availa Bank. Debbie Flattery is a certified public accountant who works for Perkins Law and Bowser & Richman PC. They have five children: Andy, Tim, Joe, Neil and Megan. All of their children graduated from St. Edmond High School.

Dan Flattery is a State Farm agent; his wife works in the insurance office with him. They have six children: Michael, Patrick, Clare, Colin, Erin and Sean. Michael, Patrick, Clare and Colin Flattery are graduates of St. Edmond High School. Erin and Sean Flattery are students at St. Edmond High School.

The dinner will be held Oct. 21 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.

Sister Miriam James Heidland will be the keynote speaker. During her career, she has worked with elementary school students, coached high school volleyball and co-hosted a Catholic radio program.

”She’s very good,” Dan Flattery said. ”She’s going to be a great speaker. She has a lot of influence with the youth. I’m glad to be part of this because she’s going to be part of this.”

The Bishops’s Dinner for Catholic Schools is the single largest fundraiser benefiting the 16 Catholic school systems in northwest Iowa. The 2017 dinner raised $195,000.

Tickets will be available starting on Sept. 1.

More information can be found at www.scdiocese.org or (712) 233-7524.


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