ST. CLOUD -- Last week's Magic Moments Gala raised nearly $200,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota.

Over 700 people attended the event held last Friday (April 10th) at the River's Edge Convention Center to enjoy a night featuring a magic show, gourmet meal, and live auctions.

The final dollar amount raised was over $190,000, which will go towards the Big Brothers Big Sisters' youth mentoring program to help children in the area facing adversity.