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Kids 'n Kinship 2014 Gala A Huge Success!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kids 'n Kinship's Annual Gala on Sunday September 21 was very successful, exceeding our goal of $25,000!  Brackett's Crossing Country Club hosted 200 people that night who enjoyed the silent auction, wine pull, craft beer pull, portrait sessions, dinner and entertainment by comedian Scott Kadrlik, as well as testimonial by a mentor & his now adult mentee.

Kids 'n Kinship is so thankful for all of the MANY donors, sponsors, and volunteers who gave so generously of their time and resources to help make the event a roaring success!   The funds raised from the event will fuel our mission of providing friendships to children and teens in need of a positive adult role model. 

Enjoy these photos from the Gala

Our testimonial speakers - Jim Puncochar and Tony Dotson
Craft Beer pull table
Wine pull table

Rita Younger, Program Coordinator, and Laurie Thulien, our 2014 Gala Co-Chairs

One of the many silent auction tables

Participants enjoying the silent auction

James Backstrom, Dakota County attorney was our MC

Karen Anderson, winner of the Heart of Kids 'n Kinship award, with director Jan Belmore

Thomson Reuters, winner of the Community Partner Award
Dale & Bette Schenian, winners of the Friend of the Program Award

See more in this online gallery
We hope you will join us next year!

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Kids 'n Kinship
14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124