4/18/2013 10:20:00 AM Ed Foundation benefit is Saturday
Months of planning and organizing will come to fruition this Saturday night, April 20, when doors open for the annual Cannon Falls Education Foundation benefit auction.
As in years past, the event will be held at Mill Street Tavern in downtown Cannon Falls. Admission is $10. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.
A variety of games and contests will be held, in addition to silent and live auctions, with state champion auctioneer Rod Johnson conducting the live auction.
A wine pull will be held throughout the evening, with a chance to win a bottle of wine and a cash prize. The event, sponsored by Edward Jones/Jeromy Mouw and the Cannon Fals Fire Department Relief Association, will feature wine donated by Rod's Liquor, Best Buy Liquor, Cannon River Winery, as well as private donors.
Every seventh line bidder for silent auction items is automatically entered into a drawing for either a $75 or $100 gift card from Community Resource Bank. Those winners will be announced at approximately 9 p.m.
The "Heads and Tails" game, sponsored by First Farmers&Merchants Bank/White Rock Bank, will be played at about 8 p.m. Cost is $10, and winners will receive $250 cash and a gift bag from FFM/WRB
The live auction spoiler returns, and for $50 patrons have a 1-in-52 chance of taking home any live auction item before it is sold. The winner of this will be announced around 8 p.m.
An iPad Mini will be available to those who play "And the Password Is...," sponsored by Merchants Bank. As part to the Platinum Pass, 52 participants will have a chance to input the correct password taking home the iPad mini.
The only way to play all the games is to buy a limited-edition Platinum Pass, available for $100. Included in the Platinum Pass is free admission and entry to all the games during the evening. Only 52 passes will be sold.
The live auction, featuring over 20 items, will start about 8:10 p.m. Once the live auction is done, the winner of the Pie in the Face contest will be announced, and then the chance to actually throw the pie will be auctioned off.
The silent auction will feature about 15 "Super Silent" items, and over 100+ other silent items.
The Education Foundation has been funding special program and projects for 20 years, and has donated over $750,000 since its inception. It donated nearly $60,000 during the 2012-13 school year alone.