Sixty people turned out Sept. 9 for our annual Cookout & Dessert Auction at River Park in Lebanon. The auction and donations raised about $3,300 for the Linn County Democrats. Brenda Sterner had the evening's top bid of $205 for Mark Leonard's always popular Reine de Sabe (a.k.a. Queen of Sheba), a classic French chocolate torte. Thank you to everyone who donated and successfully bid on the delicious desserts and to those who helped with the cookout on a beautiful evening in the park.