Seniors have record-breaking pie auction

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 2:59am
  • Opinion

The Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center just had a wonderful, successful event at our annual pie auction and dinner. It broke all kinds of records – most money ever made: $7,400; highest price for a pie: $400; and the highest first bid: $101. All in all, the average price of a pie was $40. All that money goes toward our kitchen build-out with a new walk-in refrigerator and new commercial dishwasher.

A big thank you to all of our wonderful bakers who brought creations ranging from lemon meringue to brandy pecan. Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without Doc and Betty Studer’s wild blackberry pies!

George Magnochi, our friend and auctioneer, makes it so much fun with his stories about the bakers and their pies. The spotters didn’t miss a raised hand (don’t be waving hello to friends, it could get expensive).

All three seatings had great participation. It was a noisy affair and first-time attendees were awed and speechless.

The food, as usual, at our monthly steak dinners was great. Thanks to our many kitchen helpers, especially Diana Board and Rich Maki, and a big thanks to Bob Gilbertson for filling in as a dishwasher at the last minute.

Many people were responsible for the success of this annual affair. Not the least was our chair, Dawn Board, the “Pie Queen.” Great job! Thanks to Rona Groznik and her friend John for manning the “pie room” all afternoon and evening. Adriana Armstrong and Malinda Connuscio happily took our money. Delores Aronica and Margaret Iverson volunteered in the dining room all afternoon helping the Boy Scouts set tables. The Rotary teen group, “Interact Kids,” volunteered to help with the big task of cleanup and they did a great job.

So many others helped as waiters, bussers, coffee pourers, décor, calling and so much more. No wonder our events are so successful. We have so many wonderful volunteers.

Barb Haugen and

Lisa Yeager

Sno-Valley Senior

Activity Center

Carnation


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