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16th annual Magical Mix Kids Charity Auctions Friday night

16th annual Magical Mix Kids Charity Auction Friday Night

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For the 16th straight year, the ‘Magic' is about to come alive in the Cedar Valley.

The 16th annual Charity Auction to benefit Magical Mix Kids is set for this Friday night, January 30, 2015, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls.  

This popular annual event will attract a crowd of more than 500, and is sure to be a fun night for all. As always, it's sponsored by the RE/MAX Home Group and Cedar Valley radio station, 93.5, The Mix. 

The annual fundraiser will try to raise $60,000 to send 12 chronic and terminally ill Cedar Valley area children and their families on the trip of a lifetime to Disney World in Florida later this year.

Says Magical Mix Kids Board member, Dr. Kim Newman, “The trip is not only well-deserved by the kids, it is a respite for the families. These kids deserve a week away from doctors and needles.”

Doors at the Park Place Event Centre will open at 5 p.m. for the event, which runs through 10:00 p.m. 

This year, there will be more than two hundred silent auction items and 26 'Live' auction items. The silent auction will start at 5:00 pm and last until 7:45 p.m. Beer and wine tasting will get the crowd warmed up, and there will be plenty of food. The annual ‘Live' auction will start at 8:15.   

The charity event is the most important fundraiser of the year for the Magical Mix Kids non-profit organization.  "It's not easy raising money and it's not easy putting these things on, but when you think about the kids and you think about them meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time, that last the whole year through and even more," says Jim Coloff, founder of Magical Mix Kids and owner of radio station 93.5, The Mix.

For more information, please contact Co-Chair, Tina Geweke at 319-239-4675, or Co-Chair Emily Kafer, at 319-269-6706. Tickets are on sale for just $10.00 in advance, or $ 20.00 at the door Friday night.

Major 'Magic' sponsors this year are the RE/MAX Home Group, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, MidwestOne Bank, Verdian Credit Union, Budweiser Fahr Beverage, Scheels, Karen Kayser, Martinson Construction, CVSi Motorsports, Mudd Advertising, Farmers State Bank, Klatt Law Firm by Curt Klatt, Damon's Sports Bar. Dr. Matt Smith, Johnson Brothers, Advanced Systems , the Park Place Event Centre and 93.5 The Mix.

To learn more about Magical Mix Kids and the mission of this local charity, visit the website: www.magicalmixkids.org. You can also find Magical Mix Kids on Facebook. 

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