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Aquarium of Niagara offers foreign trips at fundraiser

NIAGARA FALLS – The Aquarium of Niagara will be auctioning off prizes including trips to South Africa and Mexico and offering a raffle for a $10,000 cash prize at the 16th annual “Winds Waves & Wines” fund-raiser, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.

Tickets are $75 or two for $130 if purchased in advance. The price will be higher at the door. For more information, contact Ilene Strober at 285-3575, extension 203, or by email at

Besides the trips, the silent auction will offer jewelry, golf packages, “staycation” packages and sports memorabilia.

Live music will be provided by the Rod Nickson Project, while disc jockey Pat Proctor of Premier Sound will be spinning tunes in the courtyard. The event will be emceed by Aaron Mentkowski of WKBW-TV.