Sunday afternoon the Champaign County Pork Council held its annual Pie Auction to raise money for the 4-H swine community. Mindy Lensman hosted the auction and invited families, friends and local businesses to stick around after the Swine PeeWee Showmanship contest to bid on a homemade pie. Donated pies, and also pies that were entered into the fair to be judged, were auctioned off to audience members to raise money for the organization. In the arena tables were set up and fair attendees were able to view the pies and bid on their favorite types.
Grand Champion Pie Winner Davin Jordan sold his winning pie in the auction to raise $200. Jordan baked a salted caramel pie that was generously purchased by the Underwood family. Jordan is 16 years old and attends Graham High School. Jordan has entered pies in the fair five times and spoke of his love for baking. “I’ve baked ever since I could stand on the stool and help my mom,” he said. Jordan found his recipe for his salted caramel pie online and included this recipe with the purchase of the pie.
The pie auction was a success and will help continue to support the activities of the pork community in Champaign County. Thanks to family, friends, local business, and visitors all of the donated pies and the quilt sold at the auction.