Modern Woodman Honor Columbus Teen For Selfless Act During Fair

(Columbus) A Columbus teen was honored recently for a selfless act during the Dodge County Fair. Ty Thorson donating the proceeds from the hog he auctioned at the Meat Animal Sale to a neighbor with cancer. Samantha Zander was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after finding a lump in early June. Before the sale of Thorson’s hog at the fair he had the auctioneer read a note stating that he was donating all his proceeds from the sale to Zander. Thorson was honored by the Modern Woodmen of America member event as part of their Hometown Hero Program. Members of the Beaver Dam Chapter presented Thorson with a certificate of recognition and a $100 award grant to be donated to the charitable organization of his choice. Local Modern Woodman Cassandra Schmidt says volunteers form the foundation of a strong community and their Hometown Hero Program is an opportunity to recognize those who selflessly make the community a better place. Video captured by, which went viral, can be found here:

Thorson Donates Meat Animal Sale Proceeds To Neighbor

Watch the touching moment during the Dodge County Fair's Meat Animal Sale when it is announced that Ty Thorson of Columbus is donating his proceeds from the auction of his 279-pound hog to a neighbor with cancer

Posted by Daily Dodge on Friday, August 16, 2019



Pictured from left to right: Samantha Zander, Ty Thorson, Cassandra Schmidt, Modern Woodmen of America Financial Representative