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      Ottumwa YMCA's annual auction this Friday

      It??s time for the Ottumwa YMCA??s annual auction and dinner event this Friday night.

      This year??s theme is ??Go for the gold with the Olympics?? featuring an international cuisine.

      There will be hundred of items up for auction that have been donated by local businesses including trips, a grill and freezers full of meat just to name a few.

      YMCA staff said they are expecting around 200 people to attend.

      ??It's a wonderful fundraiser for the YMCA for our Strong Kids Campaign. This campaign each year raises money to help youth and families in our area who are going through some financial needs and want to get involved in YMCA membership and programs,?? Tom Sisler, YMCA Executive Director.

      The event is being held at Indian Hills Community college and starts at 5:30 p.m.

      Tickets are $50 per couple, $30 for an individual or $200 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at the YMCA or at the actual event.