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CCFB News» April 2019

Farming for our Future Fun'Raiser eventFarming for our Future Fun’Raiser plants seed farm and food literacy

04/03/2019 @ 2:00 pm

Farming for our Future Fun’Raiser, “Sowing the Seeds of Greatness”, received high marks from participants of the March 9,2019 event. The Fun’Raiser held at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest, featured tasteful dining, great entertainment by The Windy City dueling pianos, both a live auction and a silent auction, as well as other fundraising activities. While attendees were having a great time, the event served to achieve the goals identified by the planning committee.


Goals/ Objectives Achieved

  • 245 people attended!
  • Our fundraising goal of $20,000 was exceeded!
  • We expanded our message of the importance of knowledge about food and farming in our urban area!
  • We showcased the programming efforts of the Cook County Farm Bureau Agriculture Literacy Program and the Foundation!
  • We expanded our broad-based support of our efforts with increased involvement from members, farm and food entities, influential people in the community, and affiliated leaders!


A sincere thank you to the Fun’Raiser Committee:

  • Gerry Kopping Chairman
  • Janet McCabe
  • Jim Gutzmer
  • Mike Rauch
  • Heidi Yunker
  • Tim Stuenkel
  • Karen Biernacki
  • Sharon Stemke


As well as…

  • The Board of Directors for the Farm Bureau and the Foundation
  • The Cook County Farm Bureau Staff
  • Donors and buyers for the Silent and Live Auction
  • Sponsors





Our guests were greeted by Janet McCabe, CCFB Foundation President, Gerry Kopping, Chairman of the Fun’Raiser, and Mike Rauch, Vice-President of the Foundation.




Mike Rauch served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Farming for our Future Fun'Raiser benefit for the Foundation.





Don Banks did a great job as the Auctioneer during the live auction.












Country Financial Representative Robert Barron and guests in the Foundation’s farm photo booth.




   A Horse eraser was the “entry symbol” for the Heads and Tails game. Everyone showed off their horse before picking their anatomy for the coin toss!












Country Financial Representative, Gwen Shaw and friends enjoyed the photo booth as part of the event.




Where are they Now?” banners of past scholarship recipients.        













Presenting Sponsor




Harvest Sponsor                                                                                                                       Planting Sponsor 




Bob & Jayne Rohrer



Earth Sponsor      






                                                               The  Poole Family

         Todd & Laura Price

        Mark Olander Attorney at Law






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