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Pie Auction Benefit Pictures

160 People Gathered


Colleen Moeller

Vast Spread for Supper


Piano, Singing, Juggling, and Story Telling


Christianson family


Gaxiola family


Gretchen Sisson


Jason Hemmer and Nate Sisson

Silent Auction Items — too many to count



Best Apple Pie Contest


Mary Christianson wins again this year with her gorgeous apple pie.

Live Auction Items — too many to count





The Dance




Pie Eating Contest



A more thorough treatment of the pie eating contest will come later this week.

Raffle Items



Final Tally — $14,716.18 plus 1000 bushels of corn


Video coming later this week.

12 Responses to “Pie Auction Benefit Pictures”

  1. Johannah Stanford Says:

    Thank you for posting all the lovely pictures! You created a wonderful evening for all to enjoy! I love you Mama! 😀

  2. Kristen B. Says:

    How wonderful! Looks like it was a lot of fun plus a blessing to others.

  3. darrell Says:

    Oh!! What wondrful pictures !! What a beautifully orchestrated picture you all are of being the hands of God !!!! So much 8-( we hate to have missed it this year !!!
    Thank you for all the pictures to see !!!

    the Darrell Whalen Family

  4. Craig and Barbara Smith Says:

    Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow.

    What a wonderful evening and all for the benefit of a wonderfull family.


  5. Theresa Says:

    Oh what a wonderful blessing you all were to the Moellers! We are sorry we could not be there. Thank you for sharing the evening with the photos, comments and video. May the Lord truly bless everyone for their part.


  6. Marge Jarvis Says:

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am Colleen’s mom, and we couldn’t be there as we live in Florida. But seeing the video and all of the pictures were so wonderful. She has been a blessing for all these many years, and to see her being so blessed by so many filled me with so much joy.

    Thank you again.

    In Christ

    Marge and Dick Jarvis

  7. Vicki Sink Says:

    What a fun-looking event! Is this an annual event? It looks well planned, and well attended.
    I probably wouldn’t know anybody there, but we are all family in Christ, right?

  8. Christine Masloske Says:

    Oh Laurie, what an absolute beautiful evening! Your family was truly walking in the Lord’s commandment to bear one another’s burdens, as well as all of those in attendance representing the loving body of Christ. Thank you for sharing all of this with us, even if you did make us wait for an outrageous amount of time!!!!

    We are sorry we missed it this year. The Moellers are daily in our prayers, and, Lord willing, will be there next year to share in the joy!

    Love in Christ,

  9. Kathleen Engelhardt Says:

    Thats really a great thing and it looks like a lot of fun! I´ve never seen something like that here in Germany!
    Here in Germany the state wants to take care of all aspects of life which has only led to people not relying on and caring for each other anymore.

    Laurie, thanks for the nice pictures and maybe we´ll take part in an auction one day, too???



  10. JHS Says:

    Good morning:

    Thanks for contributing this post to this week’s Carnival of Family life!

    Looks like fun! Very pretty costumes on the 2 little girls in the top picture, by the way.

    Be sure to stop by the Carnival tomorrow and check out the other wonderful entries!


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