BAY CENTER - From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 the Dock of the Bay at 380 Bay Center Dike Road is hosting a benefit dinner and silent auction for Merinda Madsen. The $20 per person dinner includes all-you can eat seafood, salads and garlic bread. Bidding on silent auction items will take place during the dinner. The public is encouraged to come help support Merinda and her family in their time of need. All proceeds will be given to the Madsen family. For information, call 360-875-5130.