Stow -- The Stow Presbyterian Church will host a fundraiser dinner and silent auction Jan. 27 at the church to benefit a summer mission trip to Alaska. Featured items at the auction include: four box seats to the Cleveland Indians with field access during batting practice; an autographed Coco Crisp baseball bat; an autographed John McDonald jersey; and two handmade native American blankets.Auction bidding will begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. There is no entry fee for the auction. Winners will be announced at the close of the auction and they do not need to be present to win."We are excited about the items available for bid this year," said team member John Benedik. "We are grateful to some very generous donors for their interest in this event."Seating for a pasta dinner will take place at 5 and 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the church at a cost of $8 for adults and children ages 10 and over and $4 for children under 10. All proceeds will benefit a mission trip to Alaska in August to send small teams of volunteers to four fishing villages in the chain of islands southeast of the mainland.One team will be sent to Sitka, an island town of approximately 8,800 people and home to Sheldon Jackson Presbyterian College, to help with maintenance and landscaping on the campus grounds. The other three work groups will help staff the Salvation Army's Vacation Bible School programs for children in the towns of Hoonah, Kake and Haines. "We are pleased to be able to join with the Salvation Army again for the VBS programs," said mission Director Tom Edmiston. "They often don't have enough volunteers to run programs in all three sites, and it's heartwarming to work with the children."The church last sent a mission team to Alaska in 2001. The church is located at 4150 Fishcreek Road in Stow. For information or tickets, call 330-688-6935 or e-mail stowpres@ameritech.net.