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‘We had a great turnout’

By Staff | Mar 16, 2018

This football, signed by Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, is one of several items that was up for bid during last week’s Pierce County Fair Fundraiser. The football itself sold for $800.

The 8th Annual Pierce County Fair Fundraiser was held at the Rugby Eagles Club on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This fundraiser helps keep gate admission to the fair free. It also provide the crowds with free stages and great entertainment.

This year the auction had a very special item, a signed autographed football from Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, quarterbacks for the Philadelphia Eagles from this year’ s Super Bowl championship which went for $800.

Don Jelsing, coordinator for this year’s fundraiser, said the totals were not in at press time, but he thought it exceeded $25,000 for all the many items that were donated.

“We had a great turnout,” Jelsing said. “About 250 came for the famous Theresa’s roast beef dinner.”

“The live auction was a packed house with standing room only, and every item was sold and people were very generous,” he said.

As well as the live auction, there were tables for the silent auction that also raised many dollars. “We are very pleased with the outcome of the auction again this year.”

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