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Literacy benefit tickets on sale

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DEER GROVE – Power of the Purse, a fundraiser for United Way of Whiteside County’s Literacy is Fun for Everyone program, begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Deer Valley Golf Club, 3298 Hoover Road.

Silent and live auctions will be held for 50 purses, each containing things such as a weeklong stay at a cabin in South Carolina, jewelry, and children’s items. A buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and a dessert auction at 6:30 p.m.

In the LIFE program, children born at CGH Medical Center in Sterling receive a book at birth, and a free book each month until they turn 5.

Tickets are $25, or $176 for a table of eight. They must be bought by Sept. 20; call 815-625-7973.

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