Auction a success

Published 1:22 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Even stormy weather didn’t keep fair goers from attending the annual Sweet Tooth Auction at the Lawrence County Fair.

Although the auction, which sells homemade baked goods prepared by junior 4-H members, had to be delayed due to weather, the event was a hit with family members and local officials who came out to satisfy their sweet tooth and support 4-H members.

“It went real well,” said Randall Lambert, president of the fair board. “Attendance was good.”

Monday’s auction raised $1,220 for the junior 4-H members who use the auction as a way to raise money for the Clover Buds, young 4-H members participating in the fair. The money raised goes into a fund to help Clover Buds with future 4-H fair activities and educational trips.

The 4-H members help run events at the fair and provide support for fair staff.

“(The 4-H members) commit themselves to the fair,” said Lambert.

The auction, which Lambert said has grown over the years, sets an annual goal of raising a thousand dollars and thanks to generous bidding, hasn’t had trouble reaching its goal in recent years.

Lambert estimated the highest selling item this year was sold for close to $100 with the average bidding on items starting at $30.