The 22nd annual “Taste of 4-H” Foods Auction will be held on July 23 at 6
p.m. in the Buggy Wheel Pavilion.
The 4-Hers’ prize winning foods will be sold to the highest bidders, with
proceeds going to the John Keller Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund. Over the
past 21 years, approximately $160,000 has been raised to support the
The first auction was held in 1989 under the direction of Fair Board member
Jane Maxwell and her committeee of 4-H leaders Rachel Hannon, Lela Hewlett,
Helen Golding and Diane Kosmaski. Junior members of the fair board have
taken over the responsibilities of the auction, but the original committee
is still around as the leadership makes its transition.
In 2009, 10 4-H’ers received $1,000 scholarships to support their
educational goals. The foods auction is an excellent opportunity for the
general public to support the 4-H program while having fun at the Porter
Those who cannot attend the auction but who still want to help support 4-H
may send a donation to: Porter County Extension Office, Porter County
Administration Center, 155 Indiana Ave., Suite 301, Valparaiso IN, 46383.
Attn: Porter County 4-H Council. Checks should be made payable to the Porter
County 4-H Council, with “Keller Scholarship Fund” indicated on the check.
Call the Porter County Extension Office at 465-3555 for more information.