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Popular pie auction raises funds for 4-H

 

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PIE AUCTIONEER Nolan Salzmann sold more than $2,200 worth of pies on Sunday afternoon at the Iron County Fair, along with a lamb for $400. The funds go to support Iron County 4-H activities, with the lamb auction proceeds going to the 4-H Livestock Club.

SAXON — Nolan Salzmann auctioned off 18 pies at Sunday’s 4-H pie auction at the Iron County Fair, with one unexpected addition; a lamb.

The lamb, which missed Saturday evening’s livestock auction, brought in $400 for the 4-H Livestock Club.

As for the pies, Melissa Simonar, whose chilled hot chocolate pie was judged grand champion in the youth category prior to the auction, saw her pie sell for $420.

The adult grand champion pie was a key lime from Dan Mooreman, and it earned $470.

More than 100 fairgoers helped pack the pavilion for the eagerly awaited annual affair.

Other pie flavors were Andes chocolate mint, rhubarb strawberry raspberry, pumpkin, apple cranberry with orange/pineapple juice, cherry raspberry blueberry, cherry raspberry, apple, cherry, cherry white chocolate mousse with an Oreo macadamia nut crust, raspberry blueberry strawberry, strawberry, Reeses peanut butter cup, and bourbon honey crunch pecan.

Altogether, $2,676 was raised for 4-H youth programs.