Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club held its third annual baked goods holiday
auction recently and raised over $1,000 for the polio eradication program of
worked in their kitchens to produce such delectable desserts as pies,
cheesecake, cookies, toffee, scones, fudge, cakes, cinnamon rolls,
banana/zucchini bread and even doggie treats.
Following a short
business meeting, guest judges Rich and Anne Marie Riley of Rileyís Rail
House sampled each dessert and judged it on presentation and taste. The top
three winners were Martha Brubakerís pecan pie; Club President Ralph Caronís
apple pie; and former member and guest Cheryl Meierís English toffee.
All three winners
received gift certificates from Dairy Queen, thanks to Scott Pendleton,
while John Fritz of Fritz Auction Service conducted a spirited and fun
auction and showed what success a group can have by using a professional
However, the real
winner of the dayís auction was the Polio Eradication effort of Rotary
International. Thanks to the current matching program by the Bill and the
Melinda Gates Foundation, the $1000 raised will generate $3,000.
In 2017, only 17
new cases of polio have been confirmed in the world and these were in just
two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rotary International is committed
to eradicating polio and every local Rotary club is doing its part to help
make this happen.
To make a donation
to the local club, please contact Club President Ralph Caron or mail a check
to Treasurer Jane Delligatti at the Chesterton YMCA.