The Board of Directors of the Sandhills Area Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel the Sandhills Family Feud Banquet, which was scheduled for October 24, 2020 at the fairgrounds. “The safety and well-being of the residents of Cherry County is our main concern, and we are committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of Covid 19, said Kimberly Johnson, Executive Director for the Foundation. The Foundation relies heavily on memberships, donations and the annual fundraiser to support the needs of Cherry County and will be hosting two fun and exciting auctions so that all can continue to support its mission.

The Sandhills Area Foundation has been in existence since 1996 and provides grants and scholarships that enhance the long-term success and quality of life for all residents of Cherry County. The Foundation, through the use of contributed funds, has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships in the past 24 years; $667,000 in scholarships and $400,000 in grants. Every contribution makes a difference and ensures that together we can continue to meet the present and future needs of the residents of Cherry County.

Sealed bids will be accepted until October 24, 2020 at 9PM CT for the Exclusive 2020 Deer Hunt at the Spike Box Ranch. Bids must include name, bid, phone number and email address and can be submitted in an email to sandhillsareafoundation@gmail or by call or text to 308-280-1189, The minimum bid is $3,000, and the top two bidders will be notified immediately for a bid-off.

The Foundation is very appreciative of the dozens of individuals and business that donated items for the fundraiser and will be hosting an online auction in conjunction with Giving Tuesday in December. Please watch Facebook and Instagram for details.

For further information, or to be included in the online auction, please contact Kimberly Johnson, Executive Director, at 308-280-1189 or