HIPOW Dinner and Auction Taking Place Later this Week

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The 48th annual HIPOW dinner and auction will take place Oct. 13-14 at 5 p.m.
HIPOW stands for "happiness is paying our way."
It's a major fundraiser for the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, and the goal is to raise $650,000 by the end of the two day event.
Friday the 13th is the free fun family night.
There will be both a silent and live auction taking place, with an array of items that includes pictures, clothing, figurines, games, and much more.
The Saturday evening portion of the event is a formal dinner and auction, but that affair is already sold out.
Director of Schools Nancy Hanson says HIPOW really does bring much of the community together.
"You know, kind of highlights us in the community and highlights our connection with our business donors and our love and our current parents and families and just business people," Hanson said. "You know, who come and support us, local families who come and support us. So it just really helps us recognize that we're important to this community and helps us be able to thank the community for what it does for us."