The 12th annual Christmas for Kids Event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Maucieri’s in Crosslake, featuring vendors selling items for the gift-giving season, a silent auction from 4-6 p.m., and a live auction at 6 p.m. with Paul Nelson as the auctioneer.

Those who are interested in helping financially or who have questions about the event or applications may contact Katie Wagner at 218-851-2211 or Dawn Maucieri at 218-692-4800.

Christmas for Kids is a local community, nonprofit organization that brings Christmas gifts to less fortunate kids in the community. The goal is to reach all of the families in need and make their Christmas a happy one. Christmas for Kids volunteers shop for each child individually from the information given in the applications they receive. Last year Christmas for Kids served 193 children between the Nisswa and Crosslake areas.