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For Kids’ Sake Art Auction Closing Celebration! RESCHEDULED to MAY 5

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Date(s) - 05/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Longbranch Cafe and Bakery


 For Kids’ Sake Art Auction Closing Celebration!

Friday, April 28 6-8:30pm at Longbranch Café & Bakery

All Media is Invited to Attend the Event!

Carbondale – The 17th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction Closing Celebration is Friday, April 28, 6-8:30pm Longbranch Cafe & Bakery in Carbondale, Illinois. Place your final bids on art from all over the world, bid on gift baskets from over 50 local businesses, enter to win incredible raffle prizes, savor a South Asian buffet dinner, enjoy live entertainment, and browse the outdoor festival where kids and adults participate in fun activities. There’s something for everyone at this free event.

The Closing Celebration will be bursting with lively entertainment inside and out. The headliner bands, Bosco & Whiteford and Rattle and Dags will charm the crowd with their soulful folk music. The young talent of Robbie Shae, Abundant Sunshine and Myles Daniels will blow your mind. As well, local performers of all ages will take the stage with a variety of acts from the SIU Children’s Choir, Studio 84 Dance in Murphysboro, Dayemi Family Center, and the Indian Family Association of Southern Illinois.

Longbranch Cafe & Bakery is generously donating a delicious Indian Buffet that will be featured at the Celebration fundraiser.

The Closing Celebration will be the last chance to enter to win fabulous Raffle Prizes! Win a pearl blue 2016 Honda Metropolitan Scooter and Oset Electric Dirt Bike provided by SI Motorsports, or Eat Out for a Year with gift certificates to over 25 local restaurants.

All proceeds from the Art Auction Closing Celebration will go toward the 2017 Patrons for Good Health Campaign in order to provide comprehensive healthcare for 550 orphans in Bangladesh. A donation of $85 will provide new clothing, bedding and doctor visits to 4 orphans!

For Kids’ Sake thanks the many local schools and art teachers that have supported this Auction by encouraging their students to submit art. Local schools include: Johnston City High School, St. Andrew School, Unity Point School, Marion High School, Carbondale New School, Dayemi Family Center, Parrish Elementary School, Hazelwood West Middle School, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale Public Library, Brehm Preparatory School, Southern Illinois University, Herrin Grade School and Lady of Mt. Carmel.

For information about For Kids’ Sake or to make a contribution, please visit: or call 618-529-5044.