Successful and fun Shelby County KFTC Pie Auction & Chapter Annual Meeting
Our fourth annual Pie Auction raised almost $1,000 for the Shelby Chapter. Sixteen pies, cakes and other edible goodies plus a hand-made summer garden wreath brought $810 plus another $155 in donations. Two dozen members plus guests filled the Talon Winery Tasting Room, where samples of wines were also available. $965 made this our most successful pie auction yet. The Talon Winery venue is a special draw, being a lovely building with country views yet conveniently located. Champion Fundraising Coordinator Ann Ellerkamp praised the Talon Winery staff for their help.
Among the pies auctioned were:
- Maker's Mark dark chocolate mint cake
- Quiche Lorraine
- Caramel Dutch Apple
- Strawberry Rhubarb
- Key Lime
- Steak and Irish Stout Pie (the high-bid winner at $125, made by our own Carissa Lenfert)
- Boston Cream Pie
- Chocolate Meringue
- Chocolate Pecan Bourbon
- Strawberry Cream Cake
- Mini Spinach Artichoke Parmesan pies
- Gluten-Free Apple
A key to our auction success is to twin the pies: bringing one to auction and another for attendees to taste before bidding. The other key is our born-to-do-this Auctioneer Shane Ashford.
The auction started immediately after our Annual Meeting, at which we noted a membership total of 92 - double the number of members four years ago when Patrick King became Membership Coordinator. Ann Ellerkamp is our new Steering Committee Representative.
Our next fundraiser will be a Chili Supper in the Fall.