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Knights, damsels gather for fundraiser Friday

KINGMAN - Hurry into your hauberks and bind up your bodices. The Medieval Knights Charity Ball and Silent Auction is Friday.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Visitor's Center, 120 W. Andy Devine Ave.

It costs $15 to get in if you come by yourself and $20 if you double up. Proceeds will be split between the Knights of the Patriot - a nonprofit organization that often carries out community cleanups - and the Kingman Youth Advisory Commission, which is not funded by the city.

One of the event's organizers, City Councilwoman Erin Cochran, said it's a chance for people to have fun for a good cause.

The Society of Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe, will be there in the form of the Shire of Windale. Members of the Shire will present sword-fighting performances and medieval-style drummers.

Belly dancers, tarot card readers and a palm reader from Sedona will be on hand; local cover band, View Askew, will perform live and Dora's Beale Street Deli will provide a medieval buffet.

To attend, you must wear a medieval-style costume and be 21 or older, as alcoholic beverages will be available.

By the way, a hauberk is a chain mail shirt worn as armor by people who could afford it, especially during the Middle Ages.

This is the third year of Knights of the Patriot-organized fundraising events.

For more information call Cochran at (928) 279-8367.

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