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Needy children fundraiser

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stan and Louise Sitzmann, along with their dog, Daisy, are pictured in front of the many donated items that were auctioned off on Dec. 13th for the 37th Annual Needy Children Fundraiser at the Brightside Lounge. Photo by Mike Leckband
On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Brightside Lounge in Cherokee hosted the 37th Annual Needy Children Fundraiser.

According to the NCFR founder, Stan Sitzmann, "Many wonderful gifts and toys have been donated for this year's event. Also, donations are still being accepted. We only ask that all items are new or fairly new for the auction."

Many area merchants donated items for the fundraiser and many people from the county also donated items and cash.

The proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards helping 150 children in Cherokee County each receive a complete outfit of clothing.

second prize was $100 in cash, and third prize was $50 in cash. Grocery certificates are redeemable at both Fareway and Hy-Vee Food Store.

Prior to the fundraiser was a free bean and chili lunch that will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before the auction began at 1 p.m.

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