Last night's Gala dinner was the best. There were 700 people there. Not all of them could fit in the dining room area so the hotel put out some tables in the hallway. Fortunately, we were inside where we could enjoy the entertainment. Congresswoman Bordallo had a great seat. She was in the front. Some of the capuchin brothers were also there. The Masters of ceremonies also constantly mentioned the names of the sponsors and companies who assisted in the Gala dinner. The many sponsors were classified into gold, silver, and bronze categories.
The entertainment was great. Michael Min, a talented student from Father Duenas gave a great performance. Even the Archbishop, whom we did not expect to perform, also gave an excellent performance. He sang songs in both Chamorro and English. We were also very impressed with the seminarians of RMS and the John Paul II seminary. They performed together singing different songs.
There were also silent auctions going on. I looked at the many icons and other items being auctioned. The auction of the little sleeping statue of Joseph, which the Archbishop brought from his trip in Rome went up to $800. A lot of people liked that little sleeping statue of Joseph from Rome. It was announced that all monies collected in this event will be given to the RM seminary, the John Paul II seminary, and the Archdiocese of Agana.
We loved the dinner. The Hyatt Hotel did an outstanding job, and my compliments to the cook. We all sat in our seats while we were served our meals. Salad came first, then soup. The main dish came next and finally dessert. At the end, the Archbishop surprised us again by singing a love song. In the end, we all shouted, "Biba Archbishop!!!"