The Oakdale Cowboy Museum announced that 470 guests were in attendance at their 18th Annual Dinner and Auction held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital on Saturday, Sept 19.
“We are so thankful to Brad and Karen Jackman for their hospitality,” said Museum President Dave Brown.
This year the museum honored the History of the Oakdale Livestock Auction and told the story of Hollis “Jeff” Jeffries buying the Yard, and later selling to Pat O’Brien then to the current owners, the Haglund Family.
The live auction added a twist this year with four auctioneers from various livestock yards with a contest to determine the best caller. In the end long time auctioneer Eddie Nunes from Turlock Livestock Yard won, winning a custom-made belt buckle.
“This year we are excited about a $5,000 donation in memory of Jeff and Ada Jeffries from their grandson Chuck and his wife Jane Jeffries,” added Karen Serpa, Museum Assistant.
Serpa said that $1,000 of the donation was specified to go into the museum’s continuing scholarship foundation for high school students who continue the work in Ag or rodeo education in college.