Due to the generosity of the Castle Country community, the Annual Kickin’ Country Pie Auction generated more than $12,000 to help local residents in their struggle against cancer. Volunteers took bids throughout the day Wednesday, June 11, as on-air personalities kept listeners appraised of the pies being offered in the auction and the latest bids.
The pies and other prizes were donated by local businesses, dignitaries, and residents. Station office manager Ann Anderson, said it’s the community that makes it possible. “They’re the ones that are stepping up and bidding on the pies and donating the money,” she stated. “It’s thanks to them that we are able to provide this.”
All monies raised from the auction will stay local and will benefit residents in several ways:
- $100 fuel cards are provided for residents of Carbon and Emery counties who have cancer and need to travel out of the area to receive treatment.
- A donation from auction proceeds help support Carbon and Emery Relay For Life events.
- The Thomas B. Anderson College Scholarship goes to a Carbon or Emery student who has cancer or has had cancer, to further their education.
The pie auction also featured in-studio guests, including Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo, Relay For Life organizers, Glenna Gilson, Ruth Metzger, Mandy Potter and Judi Bishop, past scholarship recipients, Wiley Johnson and Brooke Sherman and others.
Cash donations are still being accepted to benefit local cancer patients. Our thanks goes to the community and the army of volunteers who devote their time and energy in the fight against cancer.