Fair still exhibit takes offPublished 6:08pm Sunday, August 5, 2012
CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Fair’s 4-H office is “sold” on the potential of the new still exhibit auction.
It raised $2,880 Sunday afternoon at the Agnes Gregarek building, including $225 for a plate of cookies, $310 for a quilt and $185 for a photo.
“There has been really good buzz,” Stephanie Timm Smith, county 4-H program coordinator, said Thursday.
Chairwoman Patty Dohm said she has been lobbying to get the event included for years.
With being “sold” on the fair the 2012 theme, the fair board agreed the timing seemed perfect.
Dohm said Gratiot County has a similar event, which generates $15,000.
Gene Deubner of Vandalia bought Hannah Deubner of Penn 4-H’s quilt for $310.
Ben Waldschmidt paid $225 for Katelyn Waldschmidt’s cookies. She’s also a Penn 4-H member.
Ashley Rogers of Country Trailblazers made $185 selling a photo to Brian and Jayna Sobecki of Niles.
“If it was a baked good, they got it that day,” Dohm said. “If it was something that had to stay exhibited, like quilts, the kids get it to the buyers after the fair. If it was a baked good, it had to be a duplicate batch, turned in on Saturday. Like two identical pies, one was judged, one sold. It lets neighbors, grandparents, aunts and uncles bid who are not able to spend money on a big animal, and some of these kids will never have an animal down there” in the show arena.
“Anyone can bid, and it was a lot of fun,” said Dohm, who picked up a biscuit basket for $45 from Elizabeth Stockwell of North Red Hill.
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