Gary Kruger, the auctioneer for the evening, is shown with Pearl Christensen and Chief Rabban Barry Ausen. They kept the auction running smoothly during the evening.

The ladies of the Shrine Women’s Auxiliary hosted their annual fundraising auction Friday Nov. 1 at Ready Randy’s in New Richmond.

It was a large crowd of Shriners and their ladies and they did a fine job of bidding on the score donated items gathered for the event. The event brought in over $8000 for the Shrine Healthcare for Children® in the Twin Cities.

In her report Amy Hering of the Auxiliary reported that the group has 600 stocking left over thanks to the generosity of members.

Amy also mentioned that pop tops are still being collected. The tops are sold and the proceeds to the wheelchair fund.

Due to the limited space she is asking that only smaller toys should be donated to the children.

Again, this year Auctioneer Gary Kruger did his usual outstanding job of raising money for the Shrine children. The Nobles and their ladies collected baked goods, handmade crafts and items donated by the business communities of the St. Croix Valley.

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