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Bids fly at fair auction

Saturday, July 31, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The action inside the arena at the Putnam County Fair was fast a furious Friday.

When the bids stopped flying, the auction netted a total of $86,767.46 with its new format.

This year's auction was a premium only event, essentially meaning the number presented is the amount bid on top of the animal's value price. Auctioneer Jeff Rich said the amount stated, basically, was out of local individuals pockets.

Shelby Hacker recorded the biggest sale of the night with her dairy animal, pulling in $3,722.46. In the beef division, Grant Bryan sold his animal for $2,064.44. Samantha Williams also struck big in with her rabbits, netting $1,228.

Kristen Fordice was tops in the swine division with a total of $2,499.65 for her animal, while Elizabeth Wiley earned the top bid in goats with $616.25.

Kaylee Henninger netted $205.25 for her poultry.

Auctioneers Rich and Steve Vaughn kept thing lively on the evening, but the duo were upstaged by a quest at the microphone.

Brock Jones of Roachdale took fate into his own hands, manned the microphone and auctioned off his own sheep off during Friday. When the bids stopped coming, Jones closed up shop and walked away with $1,850.

Heeke noted that the fair would continue its premium only auction during the 2011 fair as well.

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