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Archive for Friday, February 27, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day charity auction set

February 27, 2009

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The major fundraiser for the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a new location this year.

The 2009 Charity Benefit Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway.

A $15 per person donation is suggested at the door. Deb Drummet, auction chairwoman, said more than 230 items have been donated, including a basketball autographed by the 2008 Kansas men’s national championship team. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the silent auction begins at 6 p.m. A live auction starts at 7 p.m. Maceli’s will cater the event.

A list of donated items is available at the auction’s Web site, lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com/auctionitems.html.

Money raised in conjunction with the March 17 parade, this weekend’s auction and other events will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of New York School, Lawrence Parents as Teachers, GaDuGi Safe Center and the Lawrence High School Positive Support Team.

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