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Steamboat briefs: Silent auction to benefit volunteer trip to Africa

— The high school group traveling this summer to donate supplies, teach and build a boys dormitory at a school in Africa is hosting a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Kayleigh Esswein, who organized the Humanitarian, Edu­cation and Leadership Projects in Rural Zambia trip for her senior project at Steamboat Springs High School, encouraged people to attend.

Esswein said there will be a silent auction that includes a teen season pass to Steamboat Ski Area, season pass to the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, art from local artists and gift certificates from local businesses. Other items will be for sale, and there will be face painting for children.

Esswein and others will give a presentation about the trip. The group still needs financial assistance before it leaves for the monthlong trip June 15.

"We definitely haven't reached our goal yet," she said. "This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we're hoping to get a lot from it."

Esswein said their last fundraiser will be a garage sale May 28 at Wells Fargo.

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