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Local kids fair set for May 15

MACC event to have auction, games, crafts

Photo submitted by MIDDLECREEK AREA COMMUNITY CENTER
Auction chairperson Tracey Bobb, left, and Middlecreek Area Community Center Program Director Brandy Aungst display some of the baskets available for bid during the 19th Anniversary auctions and kids fair May 15 at the MACC in Beaver Springs. The bicycles will be raffled off as part of the kids fair prizes.

BEAVER SPRINGS — The Middlecreek Area Community Center is having a kids fair, Chinese auction, silent auction and live auction to celebrate its 19th Anniversary on May 15.

The free kids fair will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 15 at the MACC. Kids’ activities include crafts, inflatables, games, activities and safety and educational information. Every child who comes to the fair may enter the drawing for two bicycles. The bicycles were donated by Congressman Fred Keller and State Representative David Rowe. Every child who comes will have a chance to enter for free and there are free hot dogs and drinks for everyone. This event is co-sponsored by the MACC and the Snyder County Coalition for Kids.

The MACC 19th anniversary live auction will also be held May 15. Auctioneer Ken Hassinger will encourage the audience to “bid high and bid often” to benefit the MACC. There are more than 60 items for the oral auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at that time. The live auction begins at 7 p.m. Items like Raystown Lake Pontoon Boat rental for 12 people, Thomas the Train trip, Hersheypark tickets and Pennsylvania Grand Canyon overnight and horse drawn canyon tour are some of the live auction items.

A Chinese auction with more than 300 assorted items including gift cards, children’s toys, crafts, summertime fun treasures and more have been donated by community members and local businesses. In conjunction with the Chinese auction, a silent auction will also be underway featuring more than 120 unique donations including, family outings, home decor, floral arrangements and summertime baskets. Doors open for the Chinese auction and silent auction from 5 until 9 p.m. May 14 and will be open again during the kids fair. Chinese auction winners will be notified on May 17 and silent auction winners we be finalized during the live auction. Winners need not be present.

Anyone coming to the auction is asked to stop at the MACC and pick up a key for a chance to win $1,900 cash. Limit is one key per person and participants must be at least 18 years old. Keys are numbered and non-transferrable. The person to whom the key is logged must be the person to use the key to unlock the cash and only 300 keys are available. Winners must be present at the live auction on May 15.

“Heartfelt thank you to all in our community who supported this fundraising event in so many ways. It is such a fun night,” said Tracey Bobb, Auction Committee Chairperson.

“The whole day screams out community, free things for the children and our exciting auction, our biggest fundraiser, that funds the MACC which in turn supports the community,” said Brandy Aungst, MACC Program Director. “We send a big thank you to the Snyder County Coalition for Kids for their sponsorship of the kids fair and to the vendors providing the free entertainment and services.”

All proceeds from the auctions will directly help to sustain and enhance the services at the MACC. The MACC is located at 67 Elm St. in Beaver Springs.

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