Come hungry and with a giving heart. The Sacred Heart annual dinner and auction will be held Saturday, March 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1223 N. Main.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and viewing of items for the live and silent auctions. Dinner is served at 7, with the live auction beginning at 8.

Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple and may be purchased at the door.

The menu includes chicken parmigiana over spaghetti, spinach, tomato and mozzarella salad, dipping bread and olive oil, fruit tart and cake pops. The meal will be prepared by the Knights of Columbus, whose Lenten fish fry suppers are always popular events.

Some of the big items to be auctioned off include a couple of bicycles, a TV, Traeger grill, iPad Air, and a cedar chest made by Principal James Wessling. Collin Klein has autographed some K-State football memorabilia.

Father Floyd McKinney has promised to auction his beard again this year, committee member Kim Evert said. The successful bidder gets to decide if the beard gets shaved or stays.

John Hamm will donate his services as auctioneer.

The event, the major fund-raiser for the school, also includes the usual assortment of items and baskets for the silent auction.

“The public has been very generous with donations, and we thank them,” Wessling said.

Committee members Jodi Swayden and Kim Evert promise good food, an enjoyable evening and the potential for humor as bidders square off over popular items.

“It’s a great date for those who didn’t go out for Valentine’s Day,” Wessling commented.