WPA pie winners

Chef Robert Gamble’s 45-pound peach cobbler went to a handful of winning bidders, pictured, left to right, Dave Graff, Dodge County Pork Producers; Emily and Jim Magolski and their daughter, Magolski Farms; Gary Skalitzky; and Brian Klubertanz, Dodge County Pork Producers.

Nearly $9,000 will be invested in Wisconsin Pork Association programs, including youth scholarships and activities, as a result of the annual pie and silent auctions held during the 2019 Taste of Elegance reception.

Throughout the evening of Jan. 31, Taste of Elegance attendees placed their bids on a variety of silent auction items including NFL memorabilia, model tractors, themed gift baskets, meat boxes, household decor and much more. A live auction featured items such as a Stihl chainsaw, diamond necklace and a Green Bay Packers ticket package.

The annual pie auction was once again a popular event with nine fresh-baked pies being auctioned and raising nearly $6,000 specifically for youth programming. The pie earning the highest bid of the night was a 45-pound peach cobbler donated by Chef Rob Gamble. The cobbler was purchased jointly by Dodge County Pork Producers, Magolski Farms and Gary Skalitzky.