Whatever you want, they probably have it, and all you have to do is make a bid.
The 59th Annual Wauseon Rotary Auction will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Spangler Arena in the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Rotary President Toni Schindler said it won’t stop until hundreds and hundreds of items on the auction block are gone. “There’s a little bit of everything,” she said.
It’s the return of the auction, which was placed on hold last year due to the coronavirus. Schindler said there was no doubt the auction would continue this year in its full form. That includes the concession stand, free parking and admission, raffles, and a silent auction.
“There will be a constant auction running until the last item is sold,” Schindler said.
High-end items for bid will include a 2006 Buick Lucerne, a 1995 Ford Windstar Van, a 2001 Club Car 48-volt golf cart, and an Automower 315 X mower and installation kit, and an eight-hour fishing charter for four. More traditional items will include a Heil gas furnace, chest freezers, sinks and mirrors, a Coach purse, memberships to Ironwood Golf Club and the Fulton County Health Center Fitness Family, passes to Wauseon Indians basketball games, Toledo Mud Hens tickets, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians tickets, and various grab bags.
As always, bidders will also have the ability to bid on toys, tools, other household items, tables and chairs, desks, estate items, and hundreds of gift cards.
There will also be a silent auction table and raffles for a diamond necklace, a Moss Patriot Synthetic 450 Bushmaster, Weber portable and gas grills, and a Yeti cooler.
Any leftover items will be held for next year’s auction, with the exception of toys which are donated to local organizations providing Christmas presents.
All proceeds from the day go directly back into the community, supporting schools, the city park system, the Indian Hills trail, and, more recently, the Wauseon Health and Racquetball Club.
The concession stand will serve ribeye steaks, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and chili, and snacks including popcorn. A cake will be auctioned at the end of the evening.
Schindler said hundreds of people attend the Wauseon Rotary Auction throughout the day. “It’s a really fun, family-friendly atmosphere. There’s a little something for everyone,” she said.
Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.