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      The Genesis House prepares for annual fundraiser

      The Genesis House of Northeast Missouri invites the community to its 5th annual fundraising banquet.

      The banquet will take place Tuesday, April 8th, at the Catholic Newman Center in Kirksville.

      Doors will open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple. To reserve tickets, you can call the Genesis House at (660)-956-0662.

      The house parents tell KTVO they're excited for this year's fundraiser because unlike previous years, the house is open and running.

      â??This is our first fundraiser where our house is open and functioning. People can come and meet my husband and I as the house parents. We also have a resident and she's going to be joining us, so you'll get to meet all of us and know more about how the house is functioning as we've opened our doors,â?? said Amy Ackman, house parent.

      This year's guest speaker will be Cathi Woods. Woods will share her experiences as a single mom, dealing with unplanned pregnancy. Her experiences were documented in a film titled, "Running Inside Out."