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Deadline approaches for Dodge County Fair pig-barn fundraiser

Pre-registration for the 2018 Meat Animal Sale Trivia Night Pig-Barn Fundraiser ends March 9, 2018. Money raised will go toward completing the pen upgrade in the 4-H and FFA pig barn at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

This year’s trivia night will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Dodgeland High School, Juneau. Doors open at 5 p.m. on the 24th and trivia starts at 7 p.m. If trivia is not your game, though, the committee has other opportunities for you to support the cause. “We’ll have a raffle, 50/50 raffle, silent-auction items, and door prizes for those participating,” commented Eric Salmi, trivia-night co-chair.

The extensive list of silent-auction items, basket raffles, and door prizes include, but are not limited to, homemade blankets; movie baskets; wine baskets; car-care kits; an impact socket set; four hog halves (bucket raffle, only, and butchering cost is free); necklace and earring set; sweatshirts, t-shirts; ball caps; handmade wooden American flag; handmade wooden bench; storage containers; bird houses; tickets to the Milwaukee Admirals; Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger items; coolers; many gift certificates for meals; an overnight hotel stay; oil changes; and in-store merchandise from businesses.

Donors of these action and raffle items include Farmers Implement; AmericInn Lodge and Suites; Silica; Taco Bell; Klecker’s Heating and Air Conditioning; Edward Jones; Country Meat Cutters; Thrivent Financial; Holz; Pizza Hut; Culver’s; Menard’s; Dodge County Pork Producers; Harley Davidson; Animart; Recheck’s Food Pride; Blain’s Farm and Fleet; Little Caesars; Countryside Auto Group; Tractor Supply Company; United Cooperative; Sprecher’s; Sports Café; Subway; Pine Hill Trucking; Weinheimer Trucking; many families; and numerous 4-H clubs.

So far, round sponsors include Waupun Equipment; Farmers and Merchants Union Bank; Crave Brother Farm LLC; Compeer Financial; Dodge County Dairy Promotion; Dodge County 4-H Leaders Association; and Vanderloop Equipment. The fundraising committee is still looking for more.

Trivia teams should be comprised of eight people. Registration includes $10 per person or $80 per team. “There will be 10 rounds of trivia, again, like last year, with 10 different questions per round,” noted Salmi. “There will also be a tie-breaker round.” Food will be catered by Turner Hall in Watertown until it’s gone. Everything should wrap up at about 10 p.m.

As a reminder, families and clubs can donate money to cover the price of one pen or part of a pen; the cost of one complete pen is $450. “We will have a plaque with your club or family name on it in the swine barn starting in 2018, and we can name a pen in someone’s honor, too” noted Salmi. “In addition, our committee is selling short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts to help raise money. There’s a pig on the front of the shirt, and the back says, ‘I supported swine lock up 2017-2018.’ ” All shirts are gray with black lettering. The cost of each t-shirt is $15 for sizes youth through XL. If you need a 2XL or larger, the cost is $17. The long-sleeve shirts are selling for $20 (all sizes).

If you’re interested in sponsoring a raffle item or making a donation, click here. For those who wish to enter a team, click here. Contact Salmi at [email protected] for more information.

Written by Dori Lichty — farm wife, 4-H Mom, and full-time communicator

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The Dodge County Fair Association is a State of Wisconsin Corporation formed for the purpose of operating a fairgrounds, which is presently located four (4) miles east of the city of Beaver Dam on State Highway 33 on 40 acres of land, which the Corporation owns. The Association is an IRC (Internal Revenue Code) Sec. 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible contributions are appreciated to maintain buildings and grounds.


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