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22nd Annual Public Koi Auction Slated
for Nov. 18 at Cal State Long Beach

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB will hold its 22nd annual public Koi Auction on Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon-4 p.m. Japanese koi fish, carp, will be auctioned by members of the Zen Nippon Airinkai (ZNA) Koi Club of Southern California.

The auction, which begins at noon with a preview of the fish at 11:30 a.m., is a unique and affordable way to purchase the usually expensive koi fish. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, CSULB, and the ZNA Koi Club.

"This is an excellent way for people to purchase koi at affordable prices and learn about these extraordinary fish," noted Vergil Hettick, curator of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and member of the Zen Nippon Airinkai Koi Club.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the care of both koi fish and koi ponds. Many large koi fish will be for sale at extremely reasonable prices. In fact, koi enthusiasts travel from out of state to take advantage of purchasing such high quality koi at such a low cost.

People entering the auction area will pay an admission fee and receive a bidding card. Purchasers will also receive a "Caring For Your Koi" brochure.

The event is open to the public, and no reservation is required. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for Friends of the Japanese Garden members. Children 12 and younger and CSULB students are free.

For more information about the Koi Auction, call 562/985-8885.