Kiwanis Auction Set for Saturday

April 20, 2017 10:45 AM

It's that time of year again - the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth will takeover the WDIO/WIRT airwaves Saturday night for their annual auction.

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This is the 49th year the Kiwanis Club and WDIO have teamed up for the fundraiser. Longtime WDIO anchor Dennis Anderson and current anchor Darren Danielson will once again host this year's evening of bidding.

Auction chair, Tim Rothe, and the club's president, Sue McClernon, stopped by GMN to give a sneak peek of what's in store this year. 

“This year, we really tried to focus on items that provided experience,” said Rothe. “We have real neat items... several resort packages, some outfitters. We have this crown jewel up in the Boundary Waters and I've talked to people who haven't even been there.”

Other prizes include a week at Camp Miller, season tickets to the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and a stay at the Harbor Hill House. You can find a full list of auction items here

This is a special year for the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth. They are celebrating 100 years. McClernon says the Duluth club is the 39th Kiwanis club in the world. This is their major fundraiser for the year to help their main mission - caring for kids.

“We use funds from the auction to share with all organizations that apply for grants throughout the year that help kids here in the Northland. So this is your way to help kids, and help Kiwanis care for kids for the next 100 years," explained McClernon.

The Kiwanis Auction is Saturday, April 22 on WDIO/WIRT starting at 6:00 p.m. Key Zone volunteers will be in the studio to take calls. Online bidding is already open at


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