Ironstone Vineyards hosts 4-H/FFA fundraiser
More than 3,000 people attended the Ironstone Concours d'Elegance, a fundraiser supportingFFA and 4-H, on Sept. 24. Vice President GlendaHumiston; Mary Ciricillo, UCANR director of development; Carolyn Warne, California 4-H Foundation director; JoLynn Miller, UC Cooperative Extension director for the Central Sierra; and 4-H Foundation members were among the attendees of the event, which benefits Central and Northern California youth in agriculture.
"I enjoyed the event and talking with 4-Hers about their projects,” June Coleman, California 4-H Foundation Board member, said. “As a 4-H volunteer who is also a licensed rabbit judge, it was particularly fun to talk with Lily, a 4-H youth from Amador County, who will be competing in the upcoming 99th national American Rabbit Breeders Association Convention.”
Former California 4-H Foundation board member and 4-H leader Gail Kautz and her husband, John, own Ironstone Vineyards, which hosted the annual event. The event supports 4-H at the statewide level for the State Leadership Conference and local 4-H programs in El Dorado, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and surrounding counties.
The Ironstone Concours d'Elegance is an antique and classic car show held each September at Ironstone Vineyards near Murphys. More than 300 antique and classic cars participate. The event also features vintage trailers, house cars, antique trucks and motorcycles, race cars and wooden boats. Honored guests from the old-car hobby and the auto industry regularly participate in the show, which was first held in 1993.