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Children's home prepares for largest fundraising event

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

The Delta Children’s Home in Kennett is preparing for its largest fundraising event of the year.

Board directors are expressing the need for more people to participate in the annual auction on Sunday.

Board member Dustin Pritchett said last year they raised $40,000 and this year they want to exceed that amount.

He said many people believe that participation the auction is just for Kennett residents.  

“Since it’s based in Kennett, I think there’s a misconception that it’s just for people in Kennett,” Pritchett said. “These kids actually come from all over Dunklin County.”

He said people who want to support them could come from county-wide areas also.

“The more people who come, the more funding we have for the kids,” Pritchett said. “We could always use more funding.”

Pritchett said the goal is to provide a fortunate life to every child that comes to the home, so they will feel like other kids at their schools and social clubs. 

“With more funding, we have a variety of things we could do better,” Pritchett said. "One thing we would like to have is a storm shelter in case we have inclement weather, and in case we need to put the kids in the storm shelter.”

Pritchett said it is important for families across Dunklin County and surrounding areas to come out on Sunday.

They will have a bake sale at 12:30 p.m., and then the auction follows at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Kennett, 1615 1st Street. 

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