PC Fair Pie and Cake Auction fetches over $10,000

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An auctioneer is asking for bids at the PC Fair Pie and Cake Auction on Saturday July 30.

Elected officials Rachael Vonderhaar and Lavon Wright collect contributions from buyers at the sale.

A small crowd of people attended the Preble County Fair Pie and Cake Auction.

An auctioneer is shown bidding at the PC Fair Pie and Cake Auction on Saturday July 30.

EATON – On Saturday, July 30, the Preble County Fair Pie and Cake Auction was held for the baked goods judging winners and elected officials who chose to participate.

This year, the auction brought in $11,010 with $10,755 coming from the auction itself and $255 from a $10 pie and cake table, according to organizers.

Pie and cake bakers split the profits from the baked goods 50/50, with half of the price paid by a buyer going to the baker and the other half going to fundraising. If the baker in the article was an elected official, the entire offer went to the fundraising effort.

“All elected officials are strictly donations, the rest is 50/50 for the fairgrounds, the buildings or that person,” said Annett Mann, a member of the bakery products committee.

This year, the money raised is intended for the restoration of the Produce Building where the auction was held. According to Mann, the Senior Fair Board debated whether to keep the barn or tear it down and rebuild it. She estimated that maintaining the building would cost around $300,000.

According to Mann, the turnout for the auction was about the same as in previous years. She said the crowds that poured in when elected officials took part in the auction helped.

The highest sale of the evening was Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright’s apple chips, which went for $650. The highest priced items included the Grand Champion Cake, which was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting by Audrey Burton, the Reserve Cake, which was a strawberry cake by Leslie Newton, the Grand Champion Pie which was a lemon custard pie by Cathy Combs, and the Reserve Champion Pie, which was a mixed berry pie by Stephanie Hurd.

An auctioneer is asking for bids at the PC Fair Pie and Cake Auction on Saturday July 30.

Elected officials Rachael Vonderhaar and Lavon Wright collect contributions from buyers at the sale.

A small crowd of people attended the Preble County Fair Pie and Cake Auction.

An auctioneer is shown bidding at the PC Fair Pie and Cake Auction on Saturday July 30.

Contact Callista Kisling at 937-683-4056.

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