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Morris, Minn. PRCA plans silent auction fundraiser

Two items from Morris potters Karla Klinger and Kevin Flicker and jewelry from Laurel Iverson are part of the upcoming Silent Auction benefiting the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance.

"Still Cookin' After All These Years" is the theme of the 2011 Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old #1 Bar & Grill in Morris.

The event will include live music, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and - new for this year - a bar contest where attendees will taste test and vote for their favorite bar cookie. Members and non-members of the PRCA are invited to the event.

The silent auction will feature fun and useful items such as a night at the Prairie Inn, pottery by local artists, a half-hour of vocal entertainment, a poem for your special occasion, original artwork and jewelry, rosemalling, dance lessons, toys, homemade food items and more.

One special auction item will be a visit from PRCA intern Kali Dale to build a snowman in the winner's front yard. Some of the silent auction items are on display in the PRCA Gallery windows.

The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) has been in Morris since it was initiated in 1999 as a grassroots community development project devoted to promoting the arts and culture of West Central Minnesota. As a non-profit organization, the PRCA derives its income from grants, sales of art work, memberships, and fundraising.

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays.