The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture (CWA) was the beneficiary of the silent auction at the Kelseyville Olive Oil Festival held at Chacewater Wine and Olive Mill in March.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to festival organizer Livia Kurtz for identifying CWA and our AgVenture program as a beneficiary for the 2012 Festival.
Money raised in the silent auction will support our 2012 AgVenture educational program.
In addition to Livia, we would also like to thank the donors for the silent auction table including: Sierra d'Oro, balsamic vinegars; “Terrye Catspaw,” framed photo; Westamerica Bank, champagne and chocolate Easter pot; The Villa Barone, gift basket; Apollo Olive Oil, olive oils; The Pickle Man, gift basket; Sue Hoberg, artisan glass necklace; Rachel Quist, handmade olive and grape themed jewelry; Cobb Crafters, quillow quilt and pillow set; Gioia Co., Venetian masks, painted wine bottle and wine glass; Blockbuster Lakeport, bag-o-fun; Tres Classique, olive oil and vinegar; The melted bottle, serving dish; and Canino Ridge, two olive trees.
CWA is an all-volunteer, statewide organization advocating for the agriculture industry by advancing education, public relations and legislative activities on a local, state and national level.
In addition to the AgVenture program, the Lake County chapter supports local school and community activities, annually awards scholarships to qualified students in agriculture-related studies; and has provided more than $20,000 to local students to assist with their educational goals over the past 20 years.
Annette Hopkins and Terry Dereniuk are with the California Women for Agriculture chapter based in Lake County, Calif.