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Miller Media Group radio station WMKR Genuine Country 94.3, and the Taylorville Kiwanis Club, held their first-ever Pie Auction on-air on Thursday.


The Kiwanis Club lined up several dignitaries who appeared in 30-minute segments, bringing a pie along with them.  WMKR president Randal J. Miller hosted the on-air auction, taking phone calls and selling each of the dignitary’s pies to the highest bidder.


WMKR and the Kiwanis Club raised some 32-hundred dollars to go towards the club’s many local programs for children and youth, including Kiwanis Park, Coats for Kids, high school scholarships, the Christian County YMCA, and sponsoring the local Kiwanis Key Club at Taylorville High School as well as the Kiwanis Builders Club at Taylorville Junior High School.


Among the participating dignitaries was Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, who told WMKR listeners that the Kiwanis Club provides important programs to teach children and youth responsibility.



Taylorville Kiwanis Junior High School Builders Club advisor Jackie Foil, and one of her Builders Club members Stephanie Robinson, appeared on the Pie Auction, and while they auctioned their pie, Foil told WMKR listeners that the program gets kids involved in community service at an early age.



Dignitaries appearing included Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, Judy Prasun from People’s Bank and Trust, Linda Crawford and Jared Beckham from First National Bank in Taylorville, Advisor Jackie Foil and member Sophie Robinson from the Taylorville Junior High Kiwanis Builders Club, State Representative Avery Bourne, Adam Jeffrey from Craggs Realtors, Joe Hauser and Buzz Besson from the Market Street Inn, Will Perkins from the Taylorville Community Credit Union, Marty and Donna Davis from the Davis Family McDonald’s Restaurants, and Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry.


WMKR and the Kiwanis Club thank all those who purchased pies during Thursday’s first-ever Kiwanis Pie Auction to Benefit Children and Youth.


The event was organized by Miller and Kiwanis Fund Raising Committee chair Will Perkins.

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