Over $11,000 will be invested in Wisconsin Pork Association youth programs and scholarships as a result of the annual pie and silent auctions held during the 2018 Taste of Elegance reception. An additional $3600 was also raised during a live auction to support additional WPA programs, bringing the total amount raised to over $14,000.
Throughout the evening of February 1, Taste of Elegance attendees placed their bids on a variety of silent auction items including Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers memorabilia, model tractors, themed gift baskets, meat boxes, household decor, and much more. A live auction featured items such as a Stihl chainsaw, Vortex Optics binoculars, a Titan crossbow, and a Green Bay Packers ticket package.
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 an over-sized mulberry citrus cobbler; the pie earned the highest bid of the night and was purchased by the Rock County Pork Producers.
Wisconsin Pork Association would like to thank the many individuals and businesses who donated or purchased items at the auctions. We also send our thanks to David Allen, 2017 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer for calling the pie auction, Dave Koning for assisting with the auction and providing the sound system, and the many volunteers who helped with the event.
The list of individuals and businesses contributing to the auctions include:
Ron & Courtney Dayne; Pam Jahnke; Michael Bressler; Shannon & Melissa Wolf; Dave & Carol Magolski; Brian & Heather Klubertanz; Laurie Bussian; Chef Rob Gamble; Barb & Darby Guse; Jessica Boehm; Mike & Judy Salter; Trevor Hoffman; Emma Syverson; Ronda Dorn; Tracy Ambacher; Ross Wolf; Gloria Leystra; Kevin Voight; Darrin Stingle; Dave & Rena Koning; Jonathan Wyttenbach; Johanna Skewes; Randy Woodruff; Tom & Marge Knauer; Dan Mielke; Scott Woodford; Amanda Woodford; Mark & Leticia Keding; Mary Booth; Dave Wheeler; Evelyn Gunderson; Jim & Emily Magolski; AV & Christine Roth; Bill & Susan Gnatzig; Nathan & Brigitta Brickl; Larry & Linda Eakins; Anna Zettle; Ag Source Laboratories; AgroTech USA; All Season’s Flowers; Badger State Auction; Dodge County Pork Producers; Elite Catering; F&D Farms; Front Street Toy Store; Genesus Genetics; Grant County Pork Producers; Green County Pork Producers; Jack and Dick’s Feed; Johnson Tractor; Lynch Livestock; McFarlanes Retail & Service Center; MidState Equipment; Nasco; National Pork Board; National Pork Producers Council; Pete’s Fruit Market; Rabo AgriFinance; Rock County Pork Producers; Sauk County Pork Producers; Schmidt Family; Squires Waterjetting Service LLC; The Hanor Company; Timber Hill Winery; Topigs Norsvin; Triebold Implement; United Animal Health; Vortex Optics; Wilson Farm Meats; Wisconsin Corn Growers; Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board; and Wisconsin Farm Bureau.