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Supporters of La Cygne Library turn out for "fever reliever"

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Contestants in the cakewalk clap along with "If You're Happy and You Know It" at the La Cygne Library's annual "Cabin Fever Reliever" fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 26. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

LA CYGNE – More than 70 people dined on soup and chili with a free will offering, they bid hundreds of dollars on deserts and bought chances on baskets full of merchandise at the La Cygne Library's "Cabin Fever Reliever" at the library on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The annual fundraiser also included a cake walk and a best chili or soup cook-off.

Rick James auctioned off three tables of deserts with almost all of those dishes netting $20 or more. A coconut creme by made by Jason and Jessica Hightower and family was sold for $100, and several desserts brought three-figure bids. But the top money went for a lemon meringue pie made by Rosanne Jackson – $190.

Vickie Barber takes a close look at the tables full of cakes and pies before the bidding starts.

Rick James used his auctioneering skills to sell three tables full of desserts to a receptive room full of bidders.

Paityn Curtis sets yet another dessert on the table for Rick Waddel, left, and Keith Stoker. The two men won bids on hundreds of dollars of desserts and then donated them to the Tri-Ko house in La Cygne.

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