Enthusiastic bidding produces generous charity donation by a youth at County Fair Youth Meat Animal Auction

The final steer sold at the Marquette County Fair Youth Meat Animal Auction on Friday, July 8th, was exhibited by Olivia Zuehls, daughter of Zeb and Melanie Zuehls from Montello. Olivia chose to donate 25% of her profits to Budda-Box Fight Against Cancer of Marquette County in memory of her late grandfather, Phil Nelson. When the bidding began, the barn went wild with countless bidders raising their cards. The bids rose quickly with such a great cause to benefit from this sale and the final bid went to L&L Propane for $20.25 per pound for Olivia’s 1,308 pound steer! The result left her – and many others – in tears that night! Olivia announced in a Facebook post this week that she will be donating $6,000 of those proceeds to Budda Box and saving the rest for college. She wrote her feelings about the whole experience that night, then added, “Do some good in this world, we all need it. The amazing feeling you get after doing something good is absolutely amazing. It changes you forever and makes you wanna keep doing it. Also never stop working hard...” (Photo submitted by the auction committee)