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 On Friday, Feb. 7, Clara’s Hope is hosting its fifth annual auction that will benefit local foster and adoptive families. 

 Starting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Center in Fenton, attendees can bid for multiple items and vacation opportunities. 

 “The fifth annual Clara’s Hope Auction is to raise funds for our family support programs, therapy stipends, and intervention programs for local foster and adoptive families,” said Tami Kromer creator of Clara’s Hope, a non-profit that helps foster children and adopted children and families. “This is the largest fundraiser for the year for Clara’s Hope with a 2020 goal of $70,000. We are so excited about the amazing variety and quality of items that have been donated.”

 Those items include: a Lake Michigan Muskie fishing excursion, custom furniture by Patrick Widing, 2020 Giant Men’s ATX 3Disc bike, a seven-day vacation to any Wyndham resort, a few great hotel packages, many local business and restaurant gift certificates and Yeti cooler package. 

 Other items include themed baskets and an eight-hour tree trimming with two men from Wright’s Tree Service.

 “We will have over 100 items to bid on in the silent auction. We will also have a live auction and a ‘Grab & Go’ section that focuses on the gift certificates, fun smaller gift items that people can purchase outright,” Kromer said. “We are excited to partner with many in the community to make this night a success.”

 Tickets, which can be found at, are $35 until Feb. 5 and $40 at the door. Go to

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