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Education Foundation auction is April 22

A number of new and exciting items will be available on the live auction Saturday night, April 22, at the annual Cannon Falls Education Foundation auction, to be held at Cannon Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $10 at the door, and there will be many games and activities offered along with the auction.

Patrons may also purchase a Platinum Pass for $100, which includes admission and the chance to win some great prizes.

Among new items on the block is the chance to get a sweet ride to school in a Cannon Falls Fire Department truck. That item will be available on the live auction.

Also up for grabs on the live auction is are 10 six-packs of handcrafted beer from Rod's Liquors, a stay at Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge, a handcrafted cooler, a hotel and waterpark package at Treasure Island, and a Savage A17 gun from Rhino's.

Other awesome items include Mike Wojahn Painting, painting of a 12x12 room including paint; a homemade cooler that includes 50+ bottles of craft beer; a Weber charcoal grill from Althoff Hardware; Keith Meyers, one hour of individual pitching instructions for up to four students; gift certificates from many local restaurants; Cannon Falls Bike and Canoe Rental, a certificate for one 8-mile canoe trip; a John Deere toy dump truck from Frontier Ag and Turf; and many handcrafted items by local artisans.

Along with new items, some old stand-bys will again be available: milk for a year, sponsored by Hernke's Dairy and Clay View Dairy; a Minnesota Twins Club Experience package; and a vacation home rental provided by StarTech Computing.

Games that will be played are Plinko, Roll R Coaster, and Punch Your Luck. Cost is $5 per play, and the player wins raffle tickets for the drawing at the end of the night for 50% of the pot of each game.

The auction is a key fundraiser for the Ed Foundation, but is also a social event. It is the Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year; most of its operating budget is raised at this event.

For over 25 years, the Cannon Falls Education Foundation has provided funds for activities, supplies, speakers, technology, and other educational activities not included in the school budget.

Examples of that include the annual Eagle Bluff field trip, LEGO robotics, iPads, steel drums, helping "We the People" travel to Washington, aerial drone and accessory equipment, "Schoology" software, a self-defense class for girls, a 3-D printer, the Youth Frontiers anti-bullying retreat, and many more.

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