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      YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign Auction Friday

      It is time for the Ottumwa YMCAâ??s annual Strong Kids Campaign Auction.

      This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the campaign which helps provide scholarships and funding for youth and families to participate in YMCA programs and membership that otherwise may not have the means to do so.

      The festivities include dinner and live and silent auction items.

      â??The auction is one of our most exciting and fun events that, as part of the campaign and it does raise a lot of the money for the campaign and we'll be hopefully having over 200 people show up. We've had a great show of support by local businesses and individuals to donate items and it's just going to be a great event,â?? said Tom Sisler, Ottumwa YMCA Executive Director.

      Sisler said this event brings the community together to act action and not just talking about the issue.

      The event begins at 5:30 at IHCCâ??s cafeteria.

      For more information on how to buy tickets to the auction, click here.