A gala celebration

The Kids ’n Kinship 40th Anniversary Gala was emceed by Tim Sherno (pictured above) of 5 Eyewitness News. The gala, with a theme of “Growing Our Community One Relationship At a Time,” included live music, a silent auction, a wine cork pull, and dinner. Founder Carol Frick was presented a piece of artwork of a tree, representing the relationships in the program. Two mentees spoke of the impact mentoring has had on their lives and a video of many other mentoring relationships was shown. To date, $15,000 has been raised to help Kids ’n Kinship continue serving children in Dakota County. – Photo submitted