Kinship Partners hopes to raise $30,000 at this year's Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction, which will get under way at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 23 at Breezy Point Resort.
Tickets are $50 per person. The event has been sold out the past four years. Tickets are available by calling 829-4606, (218) 568-4015 or (218) 546-7308.
If you go
Who: Kinship Partners
What: Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction
Where: Breezy Point Resort
When: 5:45 p.m. Nov. 23
Cost: $50 per person at 829-4606, (218) 568-4015 or (218) 546-7308
Taste of the Lakes is a gourmet extravaganza that includes foods from area restaurants, wine, martini and specialty beer tasting, and artworks by 70 area artists. Pianist Rob Teal, and a string trio of Grant Wilcox, Leslie Zander and Scott Lykins will provide music.
Approximately 20 chefs from area dining establishments will cook up their specialties for guests to sample. Restaurants participating include Antlers, Black Bear Lodge, Breezy Point Resort, Famous Dave's, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Market Place, Nisswa Grille, Northwest Pizza/Boardwalk Bread 'N Bagel, Pampered Chef, The Plaid Duck, The Quarterdeck Boathouse Eatery, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Scheela's Shanty, Sibley Station, St. Albin's Bay Pizza and Tastefully Simple. Wine and beer tasting will be provided by Cash Wise Liquors, Esser's Warehouse Liquors and Lake Region Beverage.
Seventy artists donated paintings, sculptures, carvings, glass items, pottery and cloth works. These artworks will be offered by silent auction to the highest bidders.
Kinship Partners children and their mentors make art and craft items together that are offered for sale at the event. Many of these items are made from kits put together by Brainerd Service League members who donated the materials. A perennial hit at the art auction are fish print items the children make at a Kinship activity led by Carolyn Macy, who is known in the area for her expertise with gyotaku, or fish printing.
A door prize of tickets for two to the Ordway Theatre and dinner and accommodations at the St. Paul Hotel will be given away at the event.
All money raised from this event will go to the Kinship Partners mentor program to recruit, screen and match volunteers with children in need of a friend and role model. Currently, 30 boys and girls are on the waiting list for an adult partner.
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