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Bnaakwii Giizis deemed a great success

Comedian Steve Russell (left) served as master of ceremonies and as entertainment for the Bnaakwii Giizis event Oct. 15 at Lola's Banquet Hall.

The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond's first annual Bnaakwii Giizis, held Oct. 15 at Lola's Banquet Hall was a great success, according to organizers.

The event combined good food and beverages, entertainment, games, raffles and a live auction for a fun filled event.

Comedian Steve Russell was the Master of Ceremonies and entertained the crowd with humor, juggling and magic tricks, as well as taking care of the games and raffles.

Auctioneer Robbie Kobs contributed to the festive atmosphere as he encouraged participants to bid on a variety of donated vacation packages, fishing gear and sports memorabilia.

Rounding out the evening was the beautiful music by popular dance band Fifty Fifty.

Kiwanians have heard many positive comments and attendees are looking forward to next year's event. Helping the Kiwanis Club sponsor the event were 45 Parallel Spirits, Family Fresh Markets and Fast Freddie's Lounge. Allen's Flower Shop and Apple Blossoms Floral created the centerpieces that adorned each table. Lola's Family Restaurant prepared the meal that brought many compliments.

The money raised will be used to support the youth of the New Richmond community.