Pie, Silent Auctions Raise Over $16,000 for Youth Programs

Over $16,000 will be invested in Wisconsin Pork Association youth programs and scholarships as a result of the annual pie and silent auctions held during the 2017 Taste of Elegance reception.

Throughout the evening of February 2, Taste of Elegance attendees placed their bids on a variety of silent auction items including Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers memorabilia, pedal and model tractors, themed gift baskets, meat and cheese boxes, household decor, and much more.

The pie auction was filled with many choices as well ranging from traditional apple pie to decadent chocolate caramel. Chef Rob Gamble once again wowed the crowd with a unique combination of an apple pie baked into the middle of a spice cake, but it was a s’more pie donated by Chef Michael Althen and purchased by AV Roth, National Pork Producers Council, that earned the highest bid.

Wisconsin Pork Association would like to thank the many individuals and business who donated or purchased items at the pie and silent auctions. We also send our thanks to Jim Gavin, 2016 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer for calling the pie auction, Dave Koning for providing the sound system, and the many volunteers who helped with the event.

The complete list of individuals and businesses contributing to the auctions include:

Randy & Linda Kleven Family; Aaron Ehret Family; Mike & Judy Salter; Jim & Emily Magolski; Laurie Bussian; Mark Bussian; Barb Allen; Shannon & Melissa Wolf; Mike & Judy Wehler; Amy Wiechert; Lori Hilby; Deann Meyer; Scott Woodford; Amanda Woodford; Joel Newman; Julia Uphoff; Chase Kincaid; Nathan Brickl; Richard & Sally Churchill; Dave & Monica Wheeler; Doug & Janice Steinback; Mark Bertram; Jim Gavin; Dave & Rena Koning; Tammy Vaassen; Tom & Marge Knauer; Rob Gamble; Bill & Susan Gnatzig; Anna Zettle; AV Roth; Adam Mielke; Larry & Linda Eakins; Green County Pork Producers; Sauk County Pork Producers; Dodge County Pork Producers; Rock County Pork Producers; Grant County Pork Producers; Jack and Dick’s Feed; Green Fountain Inn; Elite Catering; Living Oaks; Pennycook Farms; Big Gain; Badger State Auction; Wilson Farm Meats; MidState Equipment; Country Pride Meats; JBS United; F&D Farms; MN Swine Reproduction Center; WI Farm Bureau; and Lynch Livestock.