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ModelMaker
03-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Just thought I'd update those of you who couldn't make it yesterday.
The turnout was fantastic the building was packed consistantly from 11 till we left at 3. The entire circumfrence of the building was lined with items donated for the silent auction. There was a free will donation bake sale as well as a pulled pork lunch plate ( which alone raised $3000 I understand) Bids on the aution items were many times higher than their values.
Dawn and David put on a good face but it was obvious that they were both heartbroken and uneasy with the attention. I'm sure sometime in the near future they will try to express their gratitude.
I am also updating the info for the ongoing E-bay auction for bids on some exciting BBQ classes taught by some of the countrys greatest cook teams, paid entrys into some great venues, and a dandy smoker donated by Jumpin? Jack @ Smokeshack inc.
Take a minute to follow the links and join in the bidding, everybody wins on this deal. There are only 8 days left to bid....

Cooking Classes:
Jack?s Old South Cooking Class:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790381077 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790381077)

Cancer Sucks Chicago Cooking Class:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790386610 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790386610)

Pellet Envy Cooking Class:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790431305 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790431305)

Competition Contests:
St. Louis River Rub:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790391901 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790391901)

2011 Smokin? on the Summit BBQ
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790396244 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790396244)

2011 SD BBQ Championships
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790398822 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790398822)

Smoker:
Donated by Jumpin? Jack @ Smokeshack Inc.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790406091 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250790406091)

Thanks ALL!!!
Ed

Could someone pass this on to that other forum if it's not allready, please?

cbagby64
03-20-2011, 04:11 PM
It was definitely a great event given the circumstances. It was good to see so many cooks and their families there.

stlgreg
03-21-2011, 10:52 AM
Sara just informed Dawn that the total raised over the weekend was $13,263.50.
She also said for the umpteenth time..."BBQ people are AMAZING"

pat
03-21-2011, 01:12 PM
That is a very nice total! Was lucky enough to bid on and win a gift card from Opa's....jalapeno sausage get in my belly!