The Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry of Northeast South Dakota will have its third annual Charity Night for the Museum Saturday at The Galley in Webster.
Doors open at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. The evening also includes a silent auction, card games, a mug auction, mystery boxes and door prizes.
The $20 tickets are available at The Galley, the office of G. Todd Garry, Dave Hahler Automotive and Ken Roerig Insurance.
The museum's continued maintenance of the buildings is very costly, according to a news release. Money raised at the first two Charity Nights enabled the museum to replace the floor and paint the Morton Church, paint the Bristol Depot, complete displays in the new ag building and start restoration of the barbershop.
In 2012, the museum will complete the restoration of the barbershop and replace the floor and shingle the Ortley Post Office.
Most of the buildings when brought to the museum were already 'old,' and the museum has continued to maintain them, but now we have to do major repairs if we want to keep them, according to the release. The museum depends completely on donations to keep the doors open and the museum board wants to keep up the old buildings for the sake of history for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
Among the items available will be six guns, quilts, seven prints, a Chevy pedal car, a night of DJ services, a Minnesota Twins package, Black Hills gold, hunting and fishing trips, wine baskets, a Kindle Touch and a miniature John Deere tractor.
Also available will be a Bud Light refrigerator, a Budweiser pool light, jewelry, a DeWalt tool set, commemorative coins, sweets for a year and a flower a month.