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The Lauren Project to host annual auction and benefit

Emily Wenger
ewenger@mywindsornow.com

The Lauren Project will host its eighth annual auction and benefit dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Pelican Lakes Clubhouse, 1600 Pelican Lakes Point in Windsor.

The Lauren Project provides carbon monoxide safety and education, as well as grants for young adults to do international volunteer service projects.

The auction and dinner will include the announcement of a new innovation in carbon monoxide detection devices, according to a news release from Don Johnson, president of the project.

Representatives from OtterBox, SPARROW and KWJ Engineering will be on hand to share the technology, according to the release.

The group was established after the 2009 death of Lauren Moilien Johnson from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the release.

The organization has distributed almost 4,000 carbon monoxide alarms for free, canvassing thousands of homes in northern Colorado, and is a national advocate for carbon monoxide safety.

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The evening will include local jazz musician Shilo Stroman and friends, food and hundreds of silent-auction items.

This year's live auction will include private airplane rides, a turkey hunt in Kansas, the owners' suite at a Colorado Eagles game, two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival, a private tour for four of the Budweiser Brewery conducted by a brewer, six nights at the Plum Cottage in Breckenridge and a handmade quilt pieced by JoAnn Perko and quilted by Jewel Nickel.

All are welcome, and no reservations are necessary. For more information or to add an item to the auction, call Don Johnson at (970) 686-7802.

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