100-Plus Sponsors, Donors Contributed to Horneck Banquet

Don Horneck, shown leading a tour of OSU’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is honored in an annual banquet and auction hosted by the Hermiston Lions Club. (Contributed photo)

More than 100 Hermiston-area individuals and businesses served as sponsors and donors for the Don Horneck Banquet & Auction on Sept. 22.

Sponsored by the Hermiston Lions Club, the event honored the longtime agronomist at OSU’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Horneck, who died in 2014, was an active member of the Lions Club.

Proceeds go to the Lion Club’s community project fund to support projects in Horneck’s honor. Previous donations have supported the Oregon State University Foundation and Blue Mountain Community College’s Precision Irrigated Agriculture Center.

This year, a portion will go to Hydromania, Umatilla Electric’s summer day camp focused on science, water, energy and environment, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2018.


The Hermiston Lions Club would like to thank the following sponsors and donors who contributed to our recent dinner auction. Your generosity is appreciated and what made this event so successful. Thank you!


Nurtien Ag Solutions

Threemile Canyon Farms

Lamb Weston

Agri Northwest

Rogers Toyota of Hermiston

Barnett & Moro, P.C.

Simplot Soil Builders

K&L Madison, LLC

Wilbur Ellis Co.

Pioneer Seed Co.

Umatilla Electric Cooperative

Purswell’s Pump Co.

Wheatland Insurance Center

IRZ Consulting

Bud Rich / G-2 Farming

Elmer’s Irrigation

Hawman Farms

Hansell Farms

Sunheaven Farms

United Grain Growers

Morrow County Grain Growers

Banner Bank

Miller Realty Inc.

Les Schwab Tire Center

Eastern Oregon Telecom

Mr. Insulation Company

Photography Plus

Columbia Harvest Foods

First Community Credit Union

Mike & Diane Henderson



Sire Coca-Cola Dave Caldwell

Columbia Crest Winery

Art Prior

Ordnance Brewing Co.

Starbucks Coffee

Rep. Greg Smith

Horace Mann Inc

Devin Oil



NW Farm Supply

Wes Wise Construction


Barnett & Moro

Phil Hamm

Denny’s Restaurant

Stanfield Hutterian Brethren Farm

Hales Restaurant

Walmart Distribution Center

City of Hermiston

Dairy Queen

Larry Usher

Mark & Ruth Schwartz

Madison Farms

Eastern Oregon Mobile Slaughter

Double T Farms

Ky Miller & Charlie Clupny

Columbia Crest Winery

Goss Family Jewelry

Wild Horse Foundation

Vicki Horneck

Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Threemile Canyon Farms

Carla McLane

Umatilla County Fire District 1

Life Flight

Carley Schriever

Affordable Family Eyewear

Smitty’s ACE Hardware

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Dave’s Barbershop

Pet Sense

Desert Lanes

Scott’s Cycle Sports

Kent & Laura Madison

Rick’s Carwash

USA Sub & Grill

Kopacz Nursery

Oriental Garden


Shari’s Restaurant


Carlson’s Pharmacy

Cathy Wamsley

Cottage Flowers

O So Kleen

Sanitary Disposal

Umatilla Head Start

Java Junkies

Alive & Well


Ekone Oyster Co.

Lifetime Vision Source

Kuhn Law Office

Country Kennel Grooming

Hood River Veterinary

Hermiston Drug and Gift

Pet Parade

Oregon Grain Growers

Ochoa Jewelry

Big Lots

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Jack McGuire, Farrier



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