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Weekend Planner: Freeborn Area Cancer Auction all set

Published 10:00am Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Freeborn Area Cancer Auction will take place this Friday and Saturday at TB3’s Bar & Grill in Freeborn.

The two-day event supports the Fifth District Eagles Cancer Telethon. Events start at 6 p.m. Friday with entertainment both nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. by Rich Honstad with Sound of Rahk.

The event continues Saturday at 1 p.m. A raffle will be drawn at 6 p.m. Saturday with prizes of $5,000, $1,000, and more. Auction items of all sorts will be available both nights.

Organizer Jeanette Ladlie said some of the items to be auctioned include a 43-inch plasma TV, two small deep freezes with a starter supply of pork, beef and turkey, a diamond ring, a diamond necklace and sports tickets, to name a few.

There will also be grab bags for sale for a quarter.

“Cancer is a dreaded disease,” Ladlie said. “We really need to find a cure, and as we all know it takes money.”

Ladlie said she has been affected by cancer multiple times in her family, including her first husband who died at 46, both of her parents and her brother.

The event raised $40,000 in 2011 and continues to grow. It has raised more than $100,000 since it began five years ago.

“Come have a couple of days of good fun, raising money for a good cause,” she said.

Call 507-863-2337 for more information.

 

Friday

• The Freeborn Area Cancer Auction begins at 6 p.m. at TB3’s in Freeborn.

 

Saturday

• Live music by 3 Wheels and a Flat will begin at 1 p.m. at the Northbridge Mall. The concert is free and open to the public.

• The Freeborn Area Cancer Auction continues at 1 p.m. at TB3’s in Freeborn.

• The Walters volunteer firefighters’ annual oyster stew and chili feed will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walters fire hall. Menu includes oyster stew, chili, bread, cheese, homemade bars and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 10 and younger.

• The Geneva Bar & Grill will host the H.O.G. band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A cribbage tournament will begin at 1 p.m.

 

Sunday

• A pancake breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alden-Conger School. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice; donations will be accepted. Proceeds go to the Alden Supermileage team.

• An open house for the Albert Lea Art Center’s Festival of Trees will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Northbridge Mall. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

• Live music by Big Ben & the Brians will begin at 1 p.m. at the Northbridge Mall. The concert is free and open to the public.

• A dance performance of students of Joyce Matthies will be at 3 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.