Local 4-H’ers to have project auctioned at Iowa 4-H Gala

Also, excited to share what local 4-H’ers are doing in our community. Here is a press release from the ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County News, Programs & Events.

Local 4-H’ers to have project auctioned at Iowa 4-H Gala 

Two local 4-H member have been selected to auction their Iowa State Fair exhibits at the fourth annual Iowa 4-H Gala on March 2, 2013, at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott.

Iowa 4-H Foundation 4th Annual Gala

AJ Crow Schrader, is a 4-H member of the Whittier Willing Workers in Linn County. Crow Schrader was one of fifteen Iowa State Fair exhibits selected to be auctioned at the annual fund raising event hosted by the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  Crow Schrader has donated a quartersawn white oak Adirondack two seat rocker to be auctioned at the event.  It features a custom green stain, a small 4-H decal and outdoor finish for use outside.

White Oak Adirondack Double Rocker

Macy Rice is a 4-H member of the Barnyard Buddies in Linn County. Rice was one of fifteen Iowa State Fair exhibits selected to be auctioned at the annual fund raising event hosted by the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Rice has donated Wooden Bowl to be auctioned at the event.

Homemade Wooden Bowl

Half the proceeds of the 4-H’ers items are designated to the 4-H’ers club of choice. Crow Schrader has chosen to designate the funds to his club and the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Fund. Rice has chosen to designate the funds to the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building Fund, Linn County Fair.

This exhibit will be featured in the auction portion of the Iowa 4-H Gala in Des Moines. Prior to the event, bidding will open online via the Iowa 4-H Foundation website. Online bidding provides persons who are unable to attend the event an opportunity to bid on items. Bidding will begin on February 8, 2013, at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/gala.

The Iowa 4-H Gala is a premiere fund raising event for the Iowa 4-H Foundation, which provides scholarship and recognition opportunities for Iowa 4-H members. Attendees will experience a night of live entertainment provided by Dueling Pianos of Ankeny, a variety of food stations, silent and live auctions, all while mingling with 4-H supporters and friends from across the state.

Registration for the event is still open and available at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/gala.

The 2013 Gala is presented by John Deere. Gala sponsors include Kinze Manufacturing, Summit Farms, and Sigourney Tractor & Implement. Hospitality sponsors include Firestone Ag, Iowa Farm Bureau, Nationwide and Polk County Extension Council. Table hosts include Monsanto, Timmins, Kroll & Jacobsen, LLP, Heartland Marketing, Banker’s Trust, Successful Farming, Kris Fish Kuhlmann, Pioneer, and Dana & Pete Wenstrand. Print sponsorship is proved by Copyworks. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Contact: Rachel Rockwell, ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Director, (319) 377-9839rachelr@iastate.edu;

Mary Dlouhy, ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County Office Manager, (319) 377-9839mdlouhy@iastate.edu;

Heidi Nyhus- Marketing Intern, Iowa 4-H Foundation, (515) 294-7581hlnyhus@iastate.edu

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