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Lyle community continues tradition helping Eagles Cancer Telethon

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A big contributor to KTTC’s fight against cancer comes from the border of Iowa: Lyle Minnesota. The town has been hosting benefit auctions since 1980.

Since the beginning of the tradition, the Lyle community has raised more than $2.6 million for cancer research. Each year they donate all of the money raised to the Eagles Cancer Telethon. That money goes toward cancer research at The Hormel Institute-University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center-University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.

Several items are up for grab this year – including a brand new Harley Davidson.

“We’re here to raise money for cancer research. Like I said, this is our 40th year and we have several events throughout the year that we do,” Auction Co-Chair Larry Ricke said. “We’ll be raffling off a brand new Harley Davidson. We’ll start about  6 o’clock tonight give or take. Depending on the weather, depending of the crowd. And then we’ll continue tomorrow about noon and go until the last item is sold. That will about 1 to 2 a.m. Sunday morning.”

Auction ends just after midnight and will pick up Sunday morning. There’s still a large window of opportunity to give back. Raffle tickets at $20 at the door.

Beret Leone

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