Decker’s hosting annual pie auction

Alexis Barker

Alexis Barker

NLJ News Editor


Each November, the United Fund hosts its annual pie auction to raise funds to directly benefit the local community. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions, the logistics for the pie auction were up in the air, according to Chris Beardsley, local United Fund board chair, until the Decker family stepped in and offered a solution. 

“Danny called and said they were willing to host the auction. We were completely surprised and most thankful. They will be providing everything, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the 10 different agencies represented by the United Fund,” Beardsley said. “The sale will be on Nov. 11 this year, a little earlier than normal, but that is when they could do it. So, we are happy.”

The annual pie auction is the organization’s only fundraising source, so not having it would have had a large impact on some of the agencies that rely on the money raised, Beardsley said. 

According to Danny Decker, when the family heard that the annual pie auction would not be happening because of COVID-19 restrictions, they wanted to figure out if there was a way the store could help. Because the store is already operating under guidelines for the pandemic, he said, they had the ability to offer a safe location and products. 

“We felt that, with the amount of community support for the auction every year, we needed to do what we could to help it continue,” Decker said. “It is an important fundraiser for the United Fund and the groups that benefit from them.” 

KASL will be on site during the auction, Beardsley said, and the United Fund will handle the auction, including offering free delivery for those who don’t wish to venture out to collect their pies. 

In addition to the auction, individuals, groups, businesses and organizations can donate to United Fund. Donors can specify the entity they want their funds to benefit. Donors can choose from the following beneficiaries: American Legion Post No. 3, the local BREAD office, FOCUS, American Legion, Ministerial Association, VFW Auxiliary 2516, the Weston County Children’s Center, Weston County Humane Society, Weston County Peace Officers and Weston County Health Services In-Home Services.

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