Beat the winter blues and come out and take a chance to win some terrific prizes while supporting a great cause.

The Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee will hold its annual Chinese auction at Lakeside Ballroom, Route 54, Barnesville at noon, Sunday, March 27.

There will be great food, baked goods, and telethon CD's for purchase, along with chances to win hundreds of Chinese auction prizes. There will be a live broadcast with Polka Joe/WMGH from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by entertainment provided by Cody Scott.

Drawing begins at 3 p.m. Some of the top prizes on the specially purchased "white ticket" include a laptop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium, $250 gift certificate for fuel oil, Apple iPod 32 GB, WORX drill 6 amp, cash jar filled with money, Apple iPad w/Wi-Fi 16 GB, four tickets for the Pocono 500 on June 12, 2011 in the Terrace grandstand, Xbox 360 w/Kinect, classic golf bag, 26" Vizio LCD HD television, Blueridge BR 1060P guitar and gig bag, Tippman 98 custom paintball Gun w/Antichop tech., four passes for the H2O000h indoor water park, Tiffany table lamp, GPS automobile navigator system, three days/two night stay at destination of choice for two adults subject to donor's rules/locations available, gift certificates and much more.

Proceeds will be presented at the 32nd annual ACS Telethon that airs April 9-10, 2011 at Penn's Peak and will be broadcast live on BRC TV-13 and Service Electric cable TV. Everyone is invited to attend the telethon to enjoy all of the live entertainment.

For advance Chinese auction tickets or more information call (570) 645-4228 or (610) 844.6643 or email madula@ptd.net.

The American Cancer Society places a strong emphasis on the organization's mission which is to eliminate cancer as the major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Anyone needing information or support from the American Cancer Society should call 1 (800) 227-2345 or visit the ACS website at www.cancer.org.