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Silent Auction and Soup Lunch is Sat., Feb. 27

A silent auction and soup and salad lunch will take place this Saturday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Finlandia Hall café, which is in the Finlandia University residence hall, Summit St., Hancock.

The fundraiser will help four Finlandia students travel to Tanzania May 4 to 24, 2010, for three weeks of service and learning at a secondary school and with host families in the capital city, Dar es Salaam.

This year, the total travel cost per student is $3000, and each student's goal is to raise half of the cost through fund-raising.

On the lunch menu are Tanzanian vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, chili, and green salad.

Silent auction items include fabric from Tanzania, books (including autographed Lauri Anderson titles), gift certificates, hotel passes, two jackets from Rhythm Skate Shop, a hand-crafted wood cutting board, beauty and bath items, additional merchandise and certificates from local businesses, and more.

Tickets are $7 per adult (prepaid) or $8 per adult at the door, and $3 for children ages seven to12 years. Children 6 years and under eat free. The ticket pays for the lunch and participation in the silent auction. A ticket must be purchased to participate in the auction.

In the past five years, since 2006, 34 students have participated in the Service and Learning in Tanzania travel abroad opportunity.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting René Johnson at 906-487-7558 or