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Alexandria Rotary Club to host art auction this Monday

The Alexandria Rotary Club is hosting an "Art Auction to Help End Polio" this Monday.

The fundraising event will take place at Broadway Ballroom on Monday, April 26.

Tickets are $30 and are available at the door.

Social hour, which includes two tickets for beverages and a variety of hors d'oeuvres, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The art auction, presented by State of the Art, will take place at 7 p.m.

The State of the Art auction will include lithographs, engravings, etchings, watercolors, silkscreens, giclees, cartoon cels, original oils and various other mixed media.

All are handsomely framed and include works by Agam, Erte, Raad, Behrens, Disney, Rockwell, Buckels, Picasso, McKnight, Scott, Chagall, Miro, Kinkade, Dali, Neiman and Delacrois.

After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating the tenacious disease of polio, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all.

Ticket and art purchases from this event, according to organizers, will help Rotary International in its efforts to raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

For more information, contact Alexandria Rotarian Craig Mische at (320) 760-0198 or send an e-mail to