Spirits were high at the 12th Annual Fall Harvest Dinner as over 300 friends and supporters raised more than $40,000 to support AITC and its work educating Oregon students about agriculture.
The evening began with appetizers and a silent auction filled with an array of items from fresh baked cinnamon rolls and home decor to golf and rodeo tickets, all generously donated by local businesses and individuals.
Guests were then treated to a delicious meal made from fresh, local Oregon meats and produce. The dinner was followed by a short video highlighting AITC produced by Mike Martin. The AITC Teacher of the Year Award was then presented to Dawn Alexander, a third grade teacher from Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond. The award is given to an educator who has done an outstanding job of incorporating agriculture into their classroom.
A rousing live auction concluded the evening’s entertainment as supporters bid on art by local artists, plane trips, jewelry, photography, and much more. Supporters also purchased 48 cases Get Oregonized books which will be donated to schools across the state in the coming school year.
AITC wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to everyone who freely volunteered their time, talents and fiscal support. Without them the Fall Harvest Dinner simply couldn’t take place.
"Each year I am overwhelmed, and frankly humbled, by the generosity shown to our program. We couldn't do it without all the people and businesses that support us."
~ Tami Kerr, Executive Director of AITC