Live Auction and Fundraiser at 2019 Georgia Dairy Conference
The annual Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation fundraising auction saw another year of success at the Georgia Dairy Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 21, 2018. Farrah Newberry, GDYF Board member, took the podium at the beginning of the evening banquet to recognize a long-time supporter of the youth foundation. Newberry presented the 2019 Dr. Larry Guthrie award to Kellay Watson in recognition of her dedication to GDYF activities. Congratulations to the Kellay on this well-deserved recognition.
Following the award, the evening took an exciting turn as the GDYF auction began with Phil Harvey serving as auctioneer. Industry affiliates and producers alike competed in high-speed bidding to purchase items to benefit Georgia dairy youth programs. The auction raised a total of $10,285 while providing plenty of entertainment for banquet attendees. Thank you to all who donated items and participated in bidding during the auction!
With a successful auction and generous conference attendees, the funds continued to grow with contributions to the Calves for Kids program, which asks donors to give the market price of a bull calf to support GDYF. This year's gifts were equal to the price of 5 calves! Thank you to everyone who made the fundraiser another successful one and contributed to the growth of Georgia's dairy youth!