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Fund-raising auctions for Van Wert County Fair free entertainment announced PDF Print E-mail
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VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Fair will be offering fairgoers an improved selection of free entertainment this year. The free entertainment is supported by a grant from the Van Wert County Foundation, sponsorships and an annual fund raising auction. This year’s auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, with doors open at 9 a.m., at the Junior Fair Building, Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Bee Gee Realty & Auction Company are again donating their services to promote & conduct the auction.

All proceeds from these auctions are used to fund selection of entertainment with no charge to view or attend during the Van Wert County Fair. Free entertainment includes a wood carver, Bruiser Wrestling, kiddie tractor pull and events and performers in the entertainment tent. The auction has unique items and not the usual selection of household items, furniture, antiques, etc. The items to be auctioned are all donated by businesses, individuals and organizations. The donations come from the local area as well as from all over the USA.

There will be a nice selection of gift certificates and gift cards that make good gifts or for your personal use. There will be a variety of sports items and celebrity memorabilia including equipment, photos, CDs, promo CDs, tickets to sporting events and theatrical performances, and amusement tickets. This is a chance to obtain new merchandise for a fraction of the retail price. Another unique group of items that will be available, also making good gifts for family and friends, are vacation and excursion trips. These are offered by agents at a minimum starting price and the price Bee Gee bangs the gavel at represents a donation to the auction proceeds. This is a great opportunity to select an excursion trip or a vacation of a life time. Check out these special travel offerings on the websites listed below. The Bee Gee Realty & Auction Co. website has full details of the auction at

The Van Wert County Fairgrounds extends their sincere thank you to all individuals, businesses, and organizations that continue to donate and support the free entertainment offered during the Van Wert County Fair. A special thank you is given to Bee Gee Realty & Auction Co. This year’s fair dates are Wednesday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 1. Advance ticket prices, both season and membership, remain at $18 (equals $3 per day entry) and single day gate entry will remain at the reduced price of $5 per day for the 2014 fair. See you at the Fair and the upcoming auction!


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