Join me at the auction!

There are few things that get my adrenaline going like a good ol’ auction!  As a young 4-Her, I gave my parents a few gray hairs by raising my hand – again and again.  I remember my mom saying, “Do you know for sure that you have enough money in your checking account to cover that ewe?”

Fast forward about 30 years and I still love a good auction … especially one with Coach® purses and week-long vacations to tropical climates!  Today’s technology allows a person to participate in this auction in one of three ways: (1) in person; (2) by sending your bid with someone; or (3) online.  Plus, it all goes to a good cause because proceeds benefit the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  (Side Note:  My husband just loves it when I flash him a smile and say, “It’s going to a great cause, Honey.” LOL.)

The list of auction items is being updated continuously, so be sure to bid early and often.  Bidders will be contacted via e-mail when they’ve been outbid. Online bidding ends at 5 p.m. on Feb. 18. All of the auction items are listed at

The inaugural 4-H Gala was held last February in Des Moines, and it was a wonderful first-time event.  But honestly, I believe this year’s gala is going to be even better!

I hope you’ll join me in supporting the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s 2nd annual gala and auction.  Tickets are still available if you’d like to attend in person.  For more information, visit