Northwest NEWS

November 22, 1999

Valley Special

Senior pie auction 'cherry' of a fund-raiser

by Becky Nixon

   CARNATION--Pie lovers were whipped into a bidding frenzy when 123 donated pies went on the auction block at the November 13 Senior Steak Dinner and Pie Auction. The highly-successful auction raised over $1,400 towards a much-needed oven for the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

   "I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all the supporters for their donations and participation," said auction chairperson Dawn Board. "The best bakers from the Valley, businesses, Riverview School District, and the community all contributed to the success of this event. Auctioneer George Magnochi, Diane Magnochi, Lena Magnochi, Beulah Nixon, Carly Fleming, Rhonna Groznick, and Patti and Gary Atkins deserve a special 'thank you' for all their helpful efforts that evening."

   Prized pies for the evening included Wilma Stacey's Dutch apple and Diane Magnochi's peach, and the top evening bid was for Sandy Oltman's banana cream pie. Two "peanut" pies with donated sets of Seahawk tickets were crowd pleasers, as well.