Results from the 2016 Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction were down, with an estimated total of $35,000 from the Friday, April 8 event, said Joyce Winzeler, Fairlawn Auxiliary president.
The $35,000 includes cash donations.
Since 2007, the auction has raised from $42,307.50, in 2007, to $33,831, in 2009.
In 2015, the auction generated $41,800, only the third time since 2007 the auction topped $40,000.
Winzeler said the amount raised this year was comparable to 2014, when the auction generated $35,453.93.
Compared to 2015, the auction total for this year is down $6,800, or about 16.3%.
She said the decline was due in part to the weather forecast for Friday night, when two-tenths (.2) of an inch of rain and 1/2-inch of snow fell.
Also, Winzeler noted the Community Health Professionals annual Hospice Beacon of Hope dinner and charity auction was held at the Archbold Evangelical Church the same evening.
The sale of quilts raised $7,580, down $2,295 from the 2015 total of $9,875.
Top three quilts combined raised $4,100.
The feature quilt, “Wedding Bands,” sold for $1,600.
Thursday and Friday dinner donations were up $1,000 over 2015. About 100 more people were served during the Thursday preview than last year.
The handcrafted commemorative plate recognizing the 50th anniversary of the auction was purchased for $250 by a local resident. It was donated back to Fairlawn.
The hog donated by Donna Konst, Fairlawn chief executive officer, sold for $500. The donation includes processing the animal.
Konst is the co-owner of a hog farm.
During the course of the evening, 18-month-old Oliver Nafziger would walk up to the stage area and climb on the rocking motorcycle that was for sale.
After being removed from the toy, the determined boy would return, and rock on.
When the cycle sold, it raised $130.
After it sold, Mark Frey, one of the volunteer auctioneers, delivered it to Oliver’s mother and told her to keep it.
In the 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction has raised more than $381,700.–David Pugh