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Early Childhood event set for May 10

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji Early Childhood Initiative will present the Power of the Purse fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 10 at Sparkling Waters.

Proceeds from the event will be used to sustain current ECI projects and to develop two new projects.

The ECI is a coalition dedicated to serving the needs of children who are newborn through the age 5 and their families. The group includes professionals in early care and education in the schools, Head Start, and childcare-plus partners in health, human services, nonprofits, higher education, faith communities and parents.

The fundraiser will include wine and hors d'oeuvres, music, a silent auction, live auction and door prizes. Cost is $30, with $15 to be donated to ECI directly. Tickets can be purchased at Sparkling Waters and from community members by calling 759-2057.