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KANAWHA | Family Feud is coming to Kanawha.

Well, sort of.

The Kanawha Youth Activity will hold its first-ever Business Feud at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Kanawha Fire Station, 104 S. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

“It’s something different to do in the middle of winter when there’s not a whole lot going on,” said Michael Johnson, Kanawha Youth Activity president.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Kanawha Youth Activity, will be similar to the popular TV game show, but instead of two families going head-to-head for a prize, two local businesses will compete against each other. Each team will comprise five employees.

Johnson said the “kid-friendly show” will feature two games with four businesses competing for the grand prize. Kanawha Equipment will compete against North Central Co-op, and First Citizens National Bank will play against Comm1.

“Everybody’s going to laugh,” he said.

The event will feature a guest host Johnson said most North Iowans have seen “at some point in time,” but declined to name the individual.

“I can’t give out all the secrets,” he said.

Refreshments and popcorn will be available during the event for a free-will donation.

Tickets cost $6 and may be purchased at First Citizens National Bank and Comm1 or from any member of the Kanawha Youth Activity. Tickets will also be available at the door for the same price.

“Our goal for the first year was to sell 200 tickets, but I think we’re going to be way past that,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be bigger than we even thought, which is great.”

He said he hopes the event can become annual and feature different businesses or fire departments from neighboring communities.

Proceeds from the Business Feud will go toward the Kanawha Youth Activity, an organization that supports youth in the community and organizes the city’s three-day Labor Day Celebration.

Johnson said the organization has started to do more fundraisers so it can provide more activities during the celebration for adults and children and eventually make it free for everyone.

“It takes a lot of time, money and volunteers,” he said.

Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.



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