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Hundreds gather for A Chair Affair

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Chairs come in many shapes and sizes, but few get you this excited.

"Look at this it's great!" exclaims Nickie Froiland.

Many chairs were on display Saturday night at this year's A Chair Fair.  A glamorous ode to an every day piece of furniture sold to benefit a special cause.

"The Boys and Girls club of Rochester is a very special and needed place in our community, so to raise money for such a wonderful cause that's what's so special about tonight's event," says Froiland.

Each chair is a unique piece of art built to inspire.

"What I'm looking forward to is seeing all of the fabulous chairs that have been designed and the spirit and the heart and the sweat equity that has been put into the design of this event," says Froiland.

Like the muscle grease from Molly Hlebichuk who turned paint cans and painting accessories into an artistic expression in her chair.

"I'm really inspired by painting, and I paint all the time. And I really wanted to do a chair on painting and this kind of tied it into all of it," says Hlebichuk.

Hlebichuk's chair is part of the live auction, but while that happens people can bid only silent auction items in a unique way by using an iPod-like BidPal device.

"This device here tonight is what everyone is bidding on their silent auction items with. The device lets them know if they've been out bid so they can bid through the whole evening," explains Dannielle Hokanson from BidPal.

In any bidding war someone has to come out on the losing end, but on this night everyone is a winner.

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