LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Livia Kurtz, Kelseyville Olive Festival organizer and Lake County
Chapter of California Women for Agriculture member, announced that the AgVenture program
and LCCWA scholarships were the recipients of silent auction booth proceeds from the 2013
Kelseyville Olive Festival.
The Kelseyville Olive Festival was held on Sunday, April 21, at Chacewater Winery and Olive
Mill and the festival’s silent auction booth earned over $1,000.
The AgVenture program provides an educational overview of Lake County agribusiness for
community leaders and is organized by the Lake County Chapter of California Women for
Agriculture (LCCWA), while LCCWA scholarships benefit graduating high school seniors and
college students pursuing degrees in agricultural related studies.
“We were so grateful to Livia for approaching us with the option to simply staff the festival’s
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silent auction booth in exchange for auction proceeds,” said AgVenture Coordinator Terry
Dereniuk. “The generosity of the community’s donations to the Kelseyville Olive Festival was
extraordinary and the event gave LCCWA a chance to talk with the public about what we do.”
LCCWA President Annette Hopkins, Vice President Toni Scully, and LCCWA members Diane
Henderson, Carol Maxwell, Terry Dereniuk, and Lori McGuire staffed the booth and gathered
membership applications for CWA.
Several LCCWA members responded to the call for donations for the silent auction including:
Wilda Shock, Colleen Rentsch and the Sealy Farm Stand, Andrea Adams and the Soper-Reese
Community Theatre, Karlene Ellis, Bonnie Sears, Terry Dereniuk, Paula Bryant and Umpqua
Bank, Debra Watson and the Jitter Bean Coffee of Lakeport, Dana DiRicco, Sutter Lakeside
Hospital, Susan Feiler and the Lake County Wine Studio, and Livia Kurtz and Rosa d’Oro
“I’ve lived in Lake County for years, and I am always impressed by our community’s generosity,”
said Hopkins. “LCCWA wants to thank our donors for their support, and the Kelseyville Olive
Festival for supporting LCCWA’s AgVenture and scholarship programs.”
To learn more about the Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture, visit www.l