The Bethalto Boys and Girls Club is hosting its 20th annual "Help Kids Dinner Auction" a week from Friday at Julia's Banquet Center in East Alton. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the doors. This year's event will focus on a Mardi Gras theme.

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Kathy Wilson says this is an event that is likely to have something for all tastes, with tickets to Cardinals and Blues games, as well as racing items, autographed sports memorabilia and kids party packages..  In addition to the regular auction items, she tells The Big Z there is also a dessert auction.

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Doors open at 6 for the silent auction, with dinner at 7 and the oral auction at 8:00. You can buy your tickets in advance at the Boys and Girls Club, or by calling 377-6030.


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