DANVILLE — The Pine View School Benefit Auction was a big success according to Albert Hershberger, manager of the Danville auction. The benefit was held at the auction barn on Saturday. Although final figures had not been compiled as of Tuesday, Hershberger indicated the auction was successful.
“The quilts sold (for) average prices,” he said. “The furniture sold somewhat higher than last year.”
He added the inventory was down slightly from last year and most of it was furniture, which accounted for it selling for slightly higher prices this year.
Handcrafted quilts and furniture were the big draws to the auction but there were numerous other items up for auction including handmade tools of all sorts and used items such as one would find at a yard or garage sale.
There were several food concessions with the proceeds from those going to benefit the schools.
Hershberger said the majority of the items at the auction were donated with the rest going on a consignment basis.
“This is a great community effort,” Hershberger said. “It has been a big success for the 15 years we’ve done it. I would guess the auction accounts for about 50 percent of the cost to run the schools.
“There were a lot of people there and they came from all over.”
Next year’s auction will be Aug. 6.