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The 13th Annual Great Salt Lick
Saturday, September 21

The 13th annual Great Salt Lick and highly unusual salt lick auction will be held this  year at Churchill School Art Center in Baker City on Sept. 21.  It's an auction, benefit and contest and all proceeds go to OHSU Parkinson's Center of Oregon to fight Parkinson's Disease.  Ranchers and contestants bring in their best-found animal-licked sculpted salt lick.  The town's merchants ante in $100 each making up the prize money given to entrants.  The categories and prize money is General 1st $150 2nd place $100 3rd $75 4th $50.  Best general poem with block 1st $100 2nd $75 best expose yourself to salt lick poem without block is $100 for 1st and 2nd is $75.  Best Forgery 1st $100 2nd $75 and Peoples's choice  $100.  This year's theme is "Expose Yourself to Salt Lick".  The blocks are auctioned off, some for four figures.  This year will be a display of blocks from Sept 13 - 21.  Viewing, social and treats on the 21st starts at 5:30 p.m. awards and auction and the real fun start at 7 p.m. Wine will be served by Copper Belt Winery and beer by Barley Browns.  Last year the auction turned in over $25,000. People now attend even from overseas as well as entries.  The Great Salt Lick has been on the front page of the "Oregonian", NPR's Weekend Edition on "The Joy Of Salt Licking: Contest Turns Farm Animals Into Fine Artists".

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