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Boys & Girls Club gearing up for signature fundraiser on Friday

(Photo Courtesy/Mike Beiermeister) Last year's gala fundraiser brought in thousands of dollars to help support the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena.

Alpena, Mich. — The Boys & Girls Club of Alpena is preparing for their major fundraiser this Friday night.

Organizer says this event is critical to keep the club operating. The ‘Signature Spring Gala’ will features dozens of prizes, auction items, and raffle opportunities to help support the club. Those that attend can also sponsor a child’s membership fee for the year.

The Boys & Girls Club of Alpena started this signature fundraising event back in 1937, and every year, it continues to grow.

“It’s a celebration,” said Bradley Somers, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena. “I love to get groups of people together like this and be able to talk about we’ve what done, show people the impacts, and highlight how excited we are as a staff to work with the kids here in Alpena.”

Tickets are $100 per couple. The event takes place the APlex. You can reserve your tickets by calling the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena at (989) 356-0214. For more information, visit their website