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Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon Auction Items - 2020

BarnYard 9
Two individual memberships and cart
Eve Mae’s Pizza 
One Pizza for a month for a year
Green Bay Packers autographed football
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Girl Scout Cookies
 One case of mixed boxes of cookies
Jones Black Angus
Prime Rib dinner for 10 People
Mississippi Meats 
Rockweiler Appliance 
5 cubic ft freezer full of meat
Rose Stram Pickles 
½ gal of pickles
Southwest Bus 
Pack Party Bus
Suppz Gym
1 one year membership
True Value Party Package
Warco Bus 
2 tickets to UW Band Concert
Wishing Well
Built By Scott Paulson
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Homemade dill pickles bring in thousands for telethon over the years*

By Correne Martin
Delightfully sour and tangy, cool and crunchy, the perfect snack or sandwich topper—now that’s a good dill pickle.Rose Stram Pickles
Consider yourself lucky if you’ve ever savored Rose Stram’s dill pickles. Labeled as “prize-wining” by her family, though she admits they’ve never garnered any official awards, Rose’s jars of gherkins are sensational, to say the least. Just take it from this privileged taste tester. (Photo-Rose Stram, of Prairie du Chien, has been making her mouthwatering homemade pickles for nearly four decades and, for many of those years, she’s donated them to the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon to be auctioned for charity. She’s donated a few jars and a cookbook to this year’s telethon. They will be on auction at the Eagles Club.)
Since 1974, Rose has been pickling cucumbers with her own basic recipe, found in a cookbook she can’t even remember today. And for many of those years, the 84-year-old has been making them not only for the grandkids, but also so she can donate them to benefits and fundraisers around the Prairie du Chien area. In the early years of the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon, Rose, who grew up cooking alongside her mom, started contributing a couple jars in an effort to help raise funds for the cause.
“They usually bring at least $100 or more,” she shared. “A lot of times, they get donated back and bid on again. One time, they brought in over $300.”
Rose can’t recall how many years her pickles have been up for auction on the telethon. But for simplicity’s sake, using easy math, even if Rose’s pickles brought in $100 at the telethon for the last 30 years, it’s realistic to believe her homemade pickles have generated around $30,000 for the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon. (The telethon will take place this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Bluff View School in Prairie du Chien, on local Channel 6 and at ustream.com.)
That’s quite a contribution, particularly for someone as humble as Rose who said she doesn’t even eat many of her own pickles. It’s her family and the fundraisers that motivate her to keep busy, every summer, personally picking fresh “straight eight” cucumbers from her own garden at 5 a.m. daily—with a little help from a family member or two.
Rose also reaps in several loads of cucumbers from the gardens of her neighbor, Elaine Natwick, and her son Dale, as well as from friends John and Norma Gillitzer. Just as soon as they’re picked, Rose gets to work washing them and prepping them to be canned.
“Fresh pickles are the key,” she said. “When I have enough to make a batch, I make pickles.”
One unorthodox method Rose employs when washing the cucumbers is to use her washing machine to fully clean them. First, she hand washes any mud from the pickles, but then she uses the delicate cycle, without soap of course, to finish the process. She removes the pickles after they spin just once. Overall, this has made the physical part of the work easier for her.
“It was a tip I got from a Country Woman magazine a long time ago,” Rose noted, grinning, “and it works pretty well, especially to get the pimples off. People can’t believe it.”
In addition to the fresh pickles, Rose’s recipe calls for a full head of fresh, green-seeded dill. Another very essential ingredient is well water. When Rose first started making the dills, she used treated city water, and the recipe just wouldn’t turn out. But when she and her husband, Charles, bought the old Oak Grove Inn on Highway 27 and moved out of town, she realized quickly that it was well water that made all the difference. Today, even though she lives in the city of Prairie du Chien again, she has a well pump from which she accesses her pickle water.
If you’re interested in the rest of Rose’s recipe, you’ll have to contact her. She might interest you in buying her self-published cookbook too, which includes the dill pickle recipe on the back of the front cover.
In total, Rose usually cans over 100 quart/gallon jars a summer. Two years ago, she made 110 quarts.
Summer may be far away yet, but the thought of Rose’s homemade pickles may awaken your craving for a picnic lunch—complete with a juicy hamburger and a few dill pickles on the side. As you make plans to enjoy the telethon this Saturday, you might want to stop by the Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien, where Rose’s “prize-winning” pickles will be on auction.
*By Correne Martin, Courier Press

Wishing well

The 2020 Eagles Heart & Cancer Telethon is January 25, 2019, starting at 5 p.m. at Bluff View Intermediate School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
The theme of the forty-fourth Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is "We are among Friends". 

On this 45th year of the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon, we look forward to visiting our long-time friends and developing new friendships. 
This year's wishing well will play a new role and will be center stage. Each visitor to the live program will be able to toss a wish into the well. Donations are also welcome whether it is a nickel or a $100 bill.
If you cannot attend the telethon, please watch us live on YouTube or Mediacom channel 6.
 All proceeds go directly to heart disease and cancer research.

After the wishes and donations are removed, the well will be part of the online auction.

Telethon Talent puts Prairie du Chien on the Map

“Forty-four years speaks volumes for our community-that it’s willing to have this telethon and showcase what Prairie du Chien really is and what we have done.” The never speechless Tom Nelson said this about the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon and its dedicated committee, talent, and viewers who’ve, together, brought a “breath of fresh air” to the middle of winter and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical research since 1976.
“It’s an opportunity to spotlight our youth, our working class and us old-timers who still choose to live in Prairie du Chien. Through that process, We raise a little money,” Nelson added.
The reality is, more than just a little money has been donated. The telethon has amassed over $952,000, in 44 years. Those funds have all contributed to research in the fields of heart disease and cancer, through medical institutions in La Crosse and Madison, trickling down to Prairie du Chien as Well.
In 2020, the Eagles Telethon will be Saturday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., live from the Bluff View school cafeteria, and broadcast on local Mediacom channel 6 and on YouTube. Visit eaglestelethon.org to access online viewing-—Whether you live afar or are Watching from the comfort of your own home locally.
All are welcome to stop by Bluff View to see the telethon live. Food, treats, and beverages are sold on-site and there’s also side entertainment n addition to the ongoing show,
In addition, throughout the telethon, there will be plenty of activities, such as a dinner and meat raffle, happening at the Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien.