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Marching Rebels Hosting Gift Auction Friday Night

A look at events happening in Howell on Friday January 24, 2014.

The Howell Marching Rebels are looking forward to getting out of the snow in April and heading to Walt Disney World to show their talents on a national level.

In order to accomplish that the band members are heading to the Woodlake Country Club tonight for a special Gift Auction. The event is being called a “When You Wish Upon a Star,” gift auction and is the latest fundraising effort by the band to make it to Orlando. For more information call Theresa Miller at 732-865-2049 or email sammigirlsmom@aol.com

There is no snow in the forecast until at least Saturday but the National Weather Service is calling for a freezing cold day across our area. The high on a sunny Friday is only expected to reach 18 degrees which drops to nine below with the windchill. The cold temperatures during the day will help with the low temperature at night which is expected to be around 14 degrees without a wind chill.

The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England on this date in 1908. It was on this date in 1995 that the prosecution gave its opening statements in the murder trial of football hall of famer O.J. Simpson.

Famous birthdays today include singers Neil Diamond and Aaron Neville as well as comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Olympic hero Mary Lou Retton turns 46 today as well.

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