OGA Brown Bag Celebration

The 2020 Brown Box At-Home Celebration!

The Celebration continues with our Silent Auction! Bidding for auction The Brown-Box Celebration should have arrived in your mailbox; if you have not received yours, please contact Shane. Along with your at-home celebration, we will still be holding our annual Silent Auction, as a continuation of the Brown Box Celebration.

Bidding has ended!

Successful Associations begin with YOU.

Thank YOU for your generosity!

Shane will be in contact with you regarding your prizes.

Silent Auction ItemFinal BidWinner
AirPods Pro 2$200John Holbrook
Amazon Gift Card$80Luconda Dager
Blue Jacket Tickets$570Joe Saporito
Bose Speaker$140Edward Callihan
Chocolate Lovers Basket$60Doris Covelli
Christmas Breakfast$25Tracy Enslen
CocaCola Gameroom$350Terrie Baker
Craftman’s Drill$50Brett Wycinski
Date Night$100Luconda Dager
Fujifilm Printer$160Wally Wagner
Furbo Dog Treat Camera$125Joe Schaefer
Golf Cart Heater$100Julie Anderson
Golf Cart Speaker$90Tony Modarelli
Hilton 1 Night Stay DT Cbus$130Leo Braido
Kate Spade Purse and Wallet$330Stephanie Heitkamp
Kodak Mini Projector$170Tony Iovine
Nutty Basket$35Tracy Enslen
Pasta Machine$175Joe Saporito
PhoneSoap3$70Jennifer Kiger
Pot Luck$85Julie Featheringham
Smart LED Backpack$175Adrian K
Stress Relief$70Mike George
Tailgate Party$150Judy Gabriele
Wheelbarrow$95Wally Wagner
Wireless Wearable Speaker$80Gayle Martin
Year of Ice Cream$100John Holbrook
Yeti Cooler$260Stephanie Heitkamp

The pandemic prevented the opportunity for us to showcase the Brown Bag Celebration at this incredible venue in 2020, but we have already secured the venue for our 2021 Celebration (fingers crossed!) 
Irongate Wedding & Equestrian Center is a 105-acre complex devoted to the production of the most exclusive and renowned events in the Midwest. The magnificent event barn can accommodate weddings, corporate holiday parties, meetings, trade shows, and events of any venture, with the bonus view of lovely horses and surrounding acreage, Irongate creates the perfect rustic barn venue for your special event! Check out www.irongateequestriancenter.com to book your event! 

While our IN-HOME EDITION of the Celebration can’t replace seeing all of you in person, we hope that you will still enjoy the contents, recognize our sponsors and vendors, and join us in congratulating our Honorees. 
Enjoy your Celebration-In-A-Box as we thank all of the Heroes of our Industry… We look forward to celebrating with you again next year, tentatively set for April 24, 2021. In the meantime, stay safe & healthy!

 



A southeastern Ohio native, husband to Jewell and father of six, Bob Evans lived by the mantra, “treat strangers like friends and friends like family.” It served him and his business well, along with the many lives he enriched. He constantly promoted more efficient livestock grazing technologies that were better for the environment. He also helped inspire a new generation of farmers by actively supporting organizations such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Bob’s legacy is at the heart of Bob Evans Farms. 

Starts With Quality

In 1946, Bob Evans opened a 12-stool, 24-hour restaurant where he served hot, home-style meals at a good value. When he couldn’t find high-quality sausage to serve his customers, he started making his own recipe on his farm in southeastern Ohio. “We served a lot of breakfasts, but we couldn’t get any decent sausage,” Bob recalled. “So I decided to start making my own from hogs raised right on our farm, using all the best parts of the hog, including hams and tenderloins.” Guests loved his homemade sausage so much, it prompted Bob to go into the sausage business. They called it Bob Evans Farms Sausage –“made by a farmer on the farm” — and before long, the sausage was being delivered by a fleet of 14 trucks to nearly 1,800 locations. 

Bob Evans Farms eventually added moe popular products to their portfolio, including Original Mashed Potatoes and Mac and Cheese. These products have become the heart and soul of the company today. In 2018, Bob Evans Farms became a part of Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer-packaged goods holding company, and continues to grow as a market leader in a number of grocery segments. Our mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese products are the #1 selling refrigerated side dishes in the United States. We are also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta, and vegetable-based side dishes, eggs, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items. 

Built on Basics 

Today, our success continues to be built on the basis: high-quality, great-tasting, quick-to-table food carefully made to meet the needs of today’s busy families. We do all the washing, peeling, seasoning, and cooking, so you can enjoy extra mealtime with your family an spend less prep time in the kitchen. We focus to create farm-inspired food that makes mealtime a little bit easier and a lot more delicious.


At Perry’s Ice Cream, we think ice cream is one of the best parts of life — making the awesome moments better and the fewer ones a little sweeter. How? Well, nearly 100 years ago, our ice cream company’s founder, H. Morton Perry, gave us our marching orders: “Make sure you put in enough of the good stuff.”

The Very Best

That’s what drives us to use the best ingredients to make the very best ice cream desserts. From classic to crazy flavors of premium ice cream, to dairy-free indulgences, to novelties that satisfy every craving. Here, we make the most amazing ice cream desserts with our time-tested process. We combine the old-fashioned care and a steady flow of innovations to make sure we’re scooping up the freshest treats.

Regional Favorite

Perry’s Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice. Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry’s is a fourth-generation, family-owned and led business deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversify its business model, including the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry’s branded ice cream, a Distribution system that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries.

With over 400 employees, Perry’s uses fresh, local, high-quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years. Perry’s is the 24th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Perry’s Ice Cream is available online for shipping across the continental U.S. at ShopPerrys.com. To learn more about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit PerrysIceCream.com.



For over 100 years, family has been at the center of everything Velvet Ice Cream does. The company has been family owned and operated in Utica, OH for four generations, In 1903, a young Joseph Dager immigrated from Lebanon via Ellis Island to Ohio, ultimately settling in Utica, OH. In 1914, he began making ice cream in the basement of a confectionary in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. After just two years, the company produced 200 gallons of ice cream a month and the creamy, velvety texture of the ice cream inspired the name: Velvet Ice Cream. An old grist mill became the permanent home to Velvet Ice Cream in 1960 and every summer since, the traditions of Velvet Ice Cream are shared with over 150,000 visitors to Ye Olde Mill.

Service & Support

Velvet produces and distributes more than five million gallons of ice cream every year throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia. With a long tradition of supporting local communities, organizations, and a steadfast commitment to giving back, Velvet Ice Cream supports many organizations like Pelotonia, the Utica Sertoma Group, Adopt-A-Highway, Licking County Humane Society, and others.

Velvet Ice Cream is located on 25 acres of wooded countryside and is home to the historic, Ye Olde Mill which houses the corporate office, an ice cream museum, and a turn of the century ice cream parlor, restaurant, and gift shop. Named by Frommer’s as one of America’s 10 Best Ice Cream Factory Tours, Velvet Ice Cream welcomes visitors each year for tours, tastings, and special events including the annual Ice Cream Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Ye Olde Mill is open to the public from May through October.

True Original

Starting with that first gallon of hand-cranked vanilla ice cream that joseph Dager made, we have never compromised our recipes, traditions, or values because they are what make Velvet a true original.

For more information about Velvet Ice Cream and Ole Ye Mill, visit www.velveticecream.com.



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