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Auction brings in big bucks

Published 9:53am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ROME TOWNSHIP —Snickerdoodles, cheesecake, buckeyes and brownies were up for grabs at this year’s Lawrence County Junior Fair Board Sweet Tooth Auction.

Local business owners and politicians upped the bids for each item, bringing in more than $2,000 for the young board members’ yearly projects.

Junior fair board members made the baked goods, which were auctioned off by Bob Sells.

Holly Brooks, adviser, said the money raised goes towards buying Christmas presents for needy children and games, activities and prizes for the Clover Bud games at the fair.

Rebekah Watson, 17, of Willow Wood, has been a junior fair board member for three years and has seen that money put to work in many ways, including helping a family who was in a car accident.

The money also funds special trips, like fishing and skiing.

And those trips are well deserved for the children and teens who help keep the fair running smoothly each year.

The junior board members help set up the livestock arena before the fair starts and help with any 4-Her who needs a helping hand with his or her animal.

And many of them have their own animals to attend to.

But being in the year-round group has been a good experience for Watson, who encouraged younger 4-Hers to join.

“It teaches you a lot of responsibility,” Watson said. “We have a lot of fun and we all get along. We work as a team.”

Watson said she hoped to continue as an adviser and fair board member when she ages out of the junior group.

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