The American Cancer Society Chinese Auction will be held on Sunday, March 7 at the Lakeside Ballroom, located on Route 54 in Barnesville. Doors open at noon and the auction begins at 3 p.m. Polka Joe will entertain from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with entertainment by Cody Sassaman to follow.

Some of the top prizes included on the specially purchased "white ticket" include a laptop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium, Nintendo Wii Game System, $250 gift certificate for fuel oil, Apple iPod touch 32 GB, muzzleloader, Makita cordless drill, hand-held GPS Navigator System, an Olympus FE-4000, 12 MP 4x zoom digital camera, Hoover vacuum cleaner, tickets for the Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra Concert, lodging for 3 days/2 nights in Atlantic City, lodging for 5 days/4 night in Florida, many gift certificates and much more. Major items can be previewed at http://www.acstelethon.org [1] or www.carboncti.org/americancancersociety/ [2].

You don't need to be present at the auction to win. Prizes this year include a laptop, oil, gas, electronics, appliances, restaurant certificates, vacations, etc. For more information visit www.acstelethon.org [1]

All proceeds from the auction will be presented at the 31st Annual ACS Telethon to be held on April 10-11 at Penn's Peak and will be broadcast live on BRC TV-13 and Service Electric cable TV. The public is invited to attend the telethon as well to enjoy live entertainment.

For advance Chinese auction tickets or more information call (570) 645-4228.

The local ACS unit 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. Join in the crusade to eliminate cancer.