Auction to benefit Denver Fair

By on February 20, 2019

Photo by Alice Hummer
The Auction Committee admires some of the larger items donated for their Feb. 23 event at Denver Fire Company. All proceeds benefit the Denver Fair. Shown (left to right) are Michael Butz, Matthew Mitchell (auction chairman), Kirstin Patterson, Bernie Stamm, and Jim Stamm.

Having fun in the middle of winter and benefiting a worthy cause couldn’t be easier. Denver Fair Committee is sponsoring a first time auction event to help with improvements and operating costs for the Denver Fair.

The auction, complete with food and beverages, is on Feb. 23 starting at 4 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. at Denver Fire Company, 425 Locust St., Denver. Enter at the rear of the building from the large parking lot.

There is no cost to attend the event. All food and beverages will be low in cost. Three types of auctions — live, silent and tickets — assure everyone a good time and opportunity to participate in a way that they like best.

What could you win? Larger items include a 50 inch screen television, an autographed photo from Heisman Trophy winner John Capelletti, a large Yeti cooler, a sturdy, wooden corn hole game, a 106 piece Kobalt Tool Set, and numerous other useful items.
There’s also between 80 and 90 gift cards to various restaurants, fast-food places, stores and businesses in the area available on which to bid.

Matthew Mitchell, Auction Committee chairman, and his committee have worked diligently for over a year to make this first time event successful.

When the Denver Fair opens, the Tuesday after Labor Day, the town of Denver, population 4,400, sees approximately 30,000 people enjoying the five-day event.

The annual fair, held for over three decades, includes rides and games for all ages. Local churches and non-profit community groups provide services like parking, food and games of chance as an important fundraiser.

There’s a free children’s petting zoo, plus live animal exhibits and judging. Last year fair goers got to see Cocalico High School sophomore, Michael Butz, show his prize-winning steer, which went on to take first-place in the state at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Each year, the fair provides special, free entertainment, such as country western stars and the ever popular rock and roll legend, Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods.

Invite your friends to support the Denver Fair by attending the auction on Feb. 23.

Alice Hummer is a correspondent for The Ephrata Review.

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