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Mayor, teens hold silent auction to benefit No More Hungry Kids

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By , May 19th, 2010 2:31pm

Last fall Mayor Carl Brewer “adopted” the students of Colvin Elementary and Stanley Elementary, two Wichita public schools that host neighborhood city halls, pledging to raise money to support the Food4Kids backpack programs that provides weekend food to children at those schools.

So far, more than $10,000 has been raised under the Mayor’s leadership. And Saturday, his group of teen advisers will be making a final push.  The Wichita Mayor’s Youth Council will hold a silent auction fundraiser for the “No More Hungry Kids” campaign from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Center Art Gallery, 111 N. Ellis.

Donated items that will be auctioned include tickets to see the Boyz II Men concert June 18 at the Orpheum Theatre, a weekend getaway at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, a photo session and a 60-minute massage.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Bob Smith Tile Co., 504 W. Harry, or from Mayor’s Youth Council members.

The council is made up of about 50 junior and senior high school students from the Wichita area. Brewer established the group in 2007.