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3/16/2018
Show off the green

If you’re feeling a little green this morning, then you’ll fit in.

That’s the color for the upcoming weekend, as the First City Council on Cancer holds its 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Auction & Raffle on Saturday evening.

Paddy’s Leather Breeches will be entertaining the crowd with appropriate music during the event that raises proceeds for cancer patients in southern Southeast Alaska.

There will even be a pot of gold, plus prizes meant to appeal — cruises, airline tickets and, specifically with Ketchikan’s waterfront in mind, a trolling motor. For some lucky winners, it’s all golden.

The council has accepted more than 200 donations, a wide variety of attractions for the most discerning bidders. Food and beverage will make the evening complete.

The donations range from framed prints to Irish whiskey, jewelry and Native items, handmade treasures, and gift certificates, to name a few.

This auction takes what seems like an immeasurable amount of time and effort by council members and other volunteers; it’s an act of compassion for those who put it on annually.

It’s also one that the community historically comes through for, often with a friend or a family member in mind who has dealt with cancer.

Too many people in Ketchikan and throughout the southern part of Southeast Alaska have their day-to-day lives interrupted to take on a battle with cancer. When it can, the council helps to ease the financial strain.

Thanks to the council and its auction, it is truly helping cancer patients.