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Dinner-dance features silent, live auctions this Saturday

Staff reports

Dress up, enjoy a gourmet meal and help the Family Support Council at the 13th annual Hearts and Flowers dinner-dance and auction, coming Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

In the silent and live auctions, dozens of top-quality prizes will be sold to the highest bidder. Some items will be raffled.

Among the items to be auctioned or raffled are a white wrought-iron patio table, with chairs, umbrella and barbecue, poker machine, airline tickets and two nights’ stay at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.

Passes for Round Hill Pines Beach Resort and a one-week Maui vacation are also slated for the auction block.

Board President Dottie Peterson said there will be “really fun stuff, too,” such as a pair of boxing gloves signed by Mills Lane and collectible Beanie Babies.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar and food service at 7 p.m.

Diners have two choices for entree, a beef dish or a vegetarian pasta. Cost is $40, and tickets may be purchased from any board member, at the Family Support Council office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, and Bevery Realty in Gardnerville.

Music will be provided by “The Ravens” band for dancing following dinner. Guests are welcome to wear cocktail apparel to the gala event.

Door prize is a diamond donated by Leonard Ludel, former owner of the American School of Diamond Cutting in Gardnerville, who now lives in Reno.

Mike Fischer will be the auctioneer for the live auction.

The event is preceded by a radio-thon on KGVM-FM radio, with time donated by Lloyd Higuera, owner of the station.

The radio-thon starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and features guest speaker-auctioneers, who will whip up enthusiasm for some 50 prizes to be sold over the radio waves during the day.

For information, call 782-8692.