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Nemaha County Gives Back fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 16 at Peru State



(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s Club Council, in partnership with Southeast Nebraska Community Action (SENCA), will host a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Peru State Student Center to raise money for Nemaha County Gives Back 2013.

The event is being held to raise money to benefit those less fortunate during the holiday season. All proceeds from a dinner and live auction, as well as other donations, will be distributed to qualifying individuals/families in the form of gift cards to assist with holiday meal and gift expenses.

The evening will include a formal dinner, provided by Peru State Creative Dining, as well as musical entertainment from guitarist and Auburn high school student Ian Miller and pianist David Norris of Peru. A live auction will begin at 7 p.m., featuring items like hunting access on the Buck Creek Dam and Lake, season tickets from the Peru State Theatre Company, decorated Christmas trees, and many other donated items from local residents and businesses. The auction portion of the evening is free and open to the public.

Cost to attend the dinner is $30 per person for adults and $8 for children ages 4–12. Children three and under are free. Cost to purchase a table (8 seats) is $200. Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8 to reserve a seat.

Visit, print the form and return it completed to Peru State College c/o Nemaha County Gives Back, P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421. Checks should be made payable to SENCA. Please note any special dietary needs. Area businesses, churches, non-profit organizations and individuals who wish to contribute to the effort but cannot attend the benefit dinner can make donations by the same means.

Non-perishable food items and cold weather clothing will also be collected at the event. Distribution of the donations will occur Dec. 4-6.

Peru State Student Activities Coordinator Chelsea Allgood said, “It has been inspiring to watch our student leaders come together to help make the holiday season a bit easier for our Nemaha County neighbors in need. Huge thanks go out to all of those in the area, individuals and businesses, for their continued generous support of our outreach efforts. We will continue our work to make sure Nemaha County Gives Back 2013 is a huge success.

Nemaha County residents in need of assistance can contact the SENCA Nemaha County Outreach Office at 1908 O St. in Auburn, 402-274-4666 or visit (opens in new window). Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 15.

For more information on how to get involved or to reserve a Christmas tree for your business or organization, contact Allgood at 402-872-2252 or

Since May 1966, SENCA has been serving low-income families in local and area communities through a variety of programs and services to help them achieve self-sufficiency.