While we don’t have all of the final details or numbers just yet, judging from all the smiles, handshakes and kind remarks, the 2017 Legacy Dinner & Auction was a great success. Over 280 individuals were registered for the event and with all of the helpers and Junior Leaders attending we estimate over 300 individuals were served.
A great meal featured Leg of Lamb – expertly prepared by Kris Doyle and Frank Cox, Pork Tenderloins – cooked to perfection by Doug and Aaron Leith, and some awesome Beef Loins – prepared by Cheryl Majors. Special thanks to Bower and Sons Meats & Sausages for some of the biggest baked potatoes ever, to Maradore Farms for providing the Swiss cheese, and to Ruffwing Farms for sharing their newly created Tuemma (Sheep) Cheese for great additions to the appetizer table. Not to mention some delicious cakes and cupcakes baked by and donated by McKenzie Justice, Melanie & Sherry Keller, Marcy Love and Becky Sharp, and of course, topped off by Schaffner’s Vanilla Ice Cream!!
A special thanks to the Thurston Future Farmers 4-H Club for all of their help with set-up and tear down of the tables and chairs, and the effort of the 4-H Junior Leaders as they helped with dinner and cleanup throughout the evening.
It takes a very dedicated team of individuals to pull off a dinner of this magnitude each year, and all who help are sincerely appreciated.
And, of course a very special thanks to the entire Grube family – especially Karl and Judy – for opening your home and farm to host this year’s event.
From the entire Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board, thank you all for being a part of the 2017 Fairfield County 4-H Legacy Dinner. Whether you bought a ticket, sponsored a table, baked a cake, participated in the silent or live auction, or became a “Friend of the Legacy Dinner” with your monetary donation, we sincerely thank you for your generous support. It truly does take the support of the entire Fairfield County 4-H Family including sponsors and donors to make this Legacy Dinner and Auction a true success!