Taste of Mower County celebrates another success

Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 5th annual Taste of Mower County:

Event sponsor
was Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center.

Top Chef — $1,000Cardinal of Minnesota and Reichel Foods.

Iron Chef — $750
Worlein Funeral Homes.

Ace of Cakes — $500
Kathy Wichmann, Thrivent Financial, Mower County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, The Cedars of Austin and Austin Chapter of Thrivent Financial.

Galloping Gourmet — $250
Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales, Bremer Bank and Cedar Valley Services.

Thank you to all of the chefs that participated:

Home Chefs

Ardis Jensen, Brownsdale, Alison Witiak, Austin and Renae Goskesen, Austin

Restaurant Chefs

3B Eatery and Catering Co., Lyle; Holiday Inn, Austin; Sweet’s Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge, Leroy; Hy-Vee, Austin; Travel Lanes & Supper Club, Leroy and Cedar Valley Services, Austin

Thank you to all of the people, organizations and businesses that donated items:

Andrea Enfield, Annette Huffman, Austin Daily Herald, Austin Eagles Club, Bonnie Fletcher, Carol Gilbertson, Cheryl Retterath, Cinemagic 7 Theater, Crystal Steinbach, Dawn Butler, Dawn Helgeson, Enchantertainment, Eric Cardel, Ginger Gave, Grandstay Hotel and Suites, Great Clips, Holiday Inn of Austin, Hy-Vee of Austin, Impact Martial Arts and Fitness Members, John Gray, Justin Steinbach, Kallie Williams, Kathleen Huffman, Kristine Maier, KSMQ, Laura Tjomsland, Linda Gibeau, Liz Ankeny, Lyle Liquor, Mary Medinnus, Mary Thompson, Matt Grobe, Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, On Track Austin Area Career Education Center Students, Paul and Joanne Worlein, Peggy Young, People First Aktion Club, Roger Mallan, Spam Museum, Springer & Gumbel Law Office, Stephanie Brooks, Stephanie Edwards, Stephanie Tollefson, Sterling Main Street, Sue Reyez, Tammy Flicek, Terry Gray, The Cedars of Austin, The Hormel Institute, Thomas Fallon Sea Glass Fine Art Photography, Whitnei Able, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Camp, Resort at Beaver Trails and Younkers.

Thank you to the 264 people that attended and supported programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mower County.

Thank you to all of the Disney characters (Enchantertainment) and Minnesota Jack Sparrow that made special guest appearances during the live auction.

Thank you to The Cedar River Strings for the wonderful music. Thank you to Al Smith for being the auctioneer during the live auction.

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