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The Coles County Farm Bureau held its annual membership appreciation picnic for approximately 130 members.

During the picnic, the Coles County Farm Bureau Foundation held two fundraisers. The annual silent auction brought in more than $17,000, and the proceeds will be designated for scholarships for local students.

The Coles County Farm Bureau Foundation would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations to the silent auction:

Ace Hardware, AgriGold--Brian Harmon, AHW John Deere, Alliance Tractor LLC, Angelo’s, Arby’s, Battery Specialists, Beck’s & Rolling Prairie Farm Inc., Birkey’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cracker Barrel, Crop Production Service--John Robey, Crop Production Services--Ryan Buckler, Cross County Mall,

Daily Feed & Seed, Dairy Queen of Charleston, Daisy Lane Scrapbooking & Craft Mall, DeBuhr’s Seeds & Feeds, Diepholz Chevrolet, Don Sol, Dust & Son, Eastern Illinois University Bookstore, E-K Petroleum, Elliott’s Furniture, Family Video, Farm Pride, Farmers Grain Co. of Dorans,

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, First Neighbor Bank, Great Heart Seed--Nels Kasey, Helena, Inyart Tire & Auto, Jerry’s Pizza, Joey’s, Kelly Easton, Lambo’s BP, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Mack Moore Shoes, Maddison Ave. Candle Co., Mark Hemmen DSM, Monsanto--Courtney McVay,

Neal Tire of Charleston, Nelda Campbell, Niemeyer Kubota, Oakland Noodle Co, Pagliai’s Pizza, Peoples Bank, Pfister--Josh Campbell, Pioneer--Paul Yoder, Pizza Hut, Coles County Sheriff James Rankin, Shimerz Design, Shrader D & E Inc., Shrader Farms Inc., Smoky’s House BBQ,

South Central FS, Stewart’s Archery, Stone Seed--Mark Hooten, Subway, Tate & Lyle, The Seed Shed--Jeremy Ritchey and Craig Coartney, Towne Square Jewelry, Taco Bell, Valerie’s Hair Salon, W.B.’s Pub & Grub, and Zollman Trailer Sales.


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