Dueling Pianos by Rock It Entertainment of St. Paul.

Musical Night Out set for Feb. 1

•St. Edward annual fundraiser held at Legion

The St. Edward School annual winter fundraising event is set for Saturday, Feb. 1. Last year's themed event called "Magical Night Out" (formerly Flurry of Fun) was a huge success.

This year's event is titled "Musical Night Out". The event will be held at the American Legion with the doors slated to open at 5:30 p.m., at which time the silent auction also begins. There will also be a meal served, a live auction, and musical entertainment.

"This event is a fundraiser for St. Edward religious programs," said Nikki Traen, one of the coordinators for Musical Night Out. "All proceeds go towards the St. Edward youth to help empower their faith."

A meal, catered by Robert Deslauriers Catering of Gary, SD will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meal will consist of beef, chicken, potatoes, beans, and a dessert. A live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

"As far as items that are being auctioned off, we are still getting them together," said Traen.

"Like years in the past, each teacher will do a classroom project that will be auctioned off."

Some of the items donated for the auction have been get-away options to various places such as zoos, Mall of America, Nickelodeon Universe, Moose Mountain, Fly Over, tickets to the St. Paul Saints, Minnesota Timberwolves, water park packages, Prairie's Edge Casino Resort overnight stay, Southwest Minnesota State University basketball tickets, and much more.

"We have had a lot of area businesses who have been very generous in donating certificates or money to purchase items to have for the auction," Traen noted.

Following the live auction, Rock it Man Entertainment, a dueling pianos group from St. Paul, will entertainment those attending the event.

They have performed over 700 shows over the last fours years across North America. "They will provide music during the meal, but will start their performance at 8:30 p.m.," Traen said.

"We will also do some fun drawings throughout the night for the men and ladies that attend the event. We definitely cannot do this event without the support of our community." Tickets for the Musical Night Out event are $40 and includes the meal.

They are available for sale at St. Edward's School, Rectory, or after church Masses. For any questions or if anyone would like to make a donation, contact one of the coordinators of the event, Nikki Traen at 507-828-2912, Julie Pohlen at 507-828-7392, Chassidy DeRoode at 507-530-1835, or Colleen Ludwikowski at 507-401-0044.

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