1,000 Expected at 30th Annual Auction

Posted on: April 13th, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

More than 120 volunteers will stage the 30th annual Oregon Women for Agriculture auction Saturday evening at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center.

The organization, whose goal is to support and educate the public about the benefits of agriculture, hopes to gross $110,000 to help fund numerous statewide projects, according to President Debbie Crocker of Monroe.

“More than 900 people attended last year’s auction,” she said. “Our most recent ticket count has already topped 800. It’s fun to enjoy the great supper and fellowship with fellow ag people.”

 Auctioneer Mac Stewart will offer several new items this year, including a vacation package to a condominium in Hawaii, four 4-day passes to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival; tickets to a Tim McGraw concert in Portland; and .17 caliber Henry Golden Boy lever-action rifle.

“We also have a very nice package from the Inn at Diamond Woods near Monroe,” Crocker said. “The lodge sleeps eight with four master suites. Golf is included, as is a tour of the Benton-Lane Winery.”

Crocker said this year’s Fund-a-Need project will sponsor truck wraps promoting agriculture. Shelly Boshart Davis said last year’s Fund-a-Need raised enough money to add five truck companies and six trucks. There are now eight companies and nine wrapped trucks in the program.

The wraps promote the theme, “Almost Everything Starts on a Farm or Ranch.”

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Portion of complete article by Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald.

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