Boys & Girls Club asks you to “Be a Superhero for Super Kids” at Dinner & Auction

BGC SuperheroDozens of items and experiences, including a Whirlpool experience, glider ride, appliances, health memberships, driving lessons, and more, will be up for bid at the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County’s annual dinner and auction. Called “Opening Doors…Superhero Style,” the fundraiser will include a dinner along with a silent and live auction.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2014 at the Boys & Girls Club, 565 Oak Street in Marion. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

Tickets, which are limited, are $30 each or 2 for $50. You can reserve a table of 10 to sit with family and friends.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards continuing the Club’s mission of protecting and empowering the youth of Marion County.

Dinner for the evening will be prepared by Rob Stumpo. Marion residents may remember Rob’s cooking from when he operated Stumpo’s Italian Kitchen. His famous meatballs, cannoli’s and tiramisu will all be on the menu.

One of the auction highlights this year will be a “Whirlpool Experience.” This will include a trip to the Kitchenaide store in Greenville, OH to watch a cooking demonstration, take a tour of the Kitchenaid plant in Greenville, lunch at a local restaurant and get a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

Attendees will also get to bid on being a cop, firefighter, and radio personality for a day. The Marion Police Department and Marion City Fire Department will give the lucky winners a behind the scenes look at their day-to-day experiences. WMRN’s Jeff Ruth will take his high bidder along with him to call a high school game live on the air and then head back to the studio to help with the scoreboard show.

New auction items are constantly being added to the event, including:

  • Family membership to the Marion Family YMCA
  • Driving lessons from Ace Driving School
  • Tuition at Marion Technical College and Ohio State Marion
  • Glider ride
  • Giant M&M character stuffed with goodies
  • Rounds of golf
  • Various gift certificates, lots of baskets, and more

You can find more information and purchase tickets online by visiting and clicking on “News.”

You can also call 740-387-3462 for tickets.

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