2011-08-04 / Sports

Benefit Auction For Jail Preservation

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The benefit auction to be held next Saturday, August 13, at Hustontown Firehall promises to have many items of interest. All proceeds will go toward the exterior renovation of Fulton County’s 1851 jail building.

If you would like to take your family to Washington, D.C., for a week, a donor is offering free lodging in a Capitol Hill condo just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol with all the National Mall attractions within walking distance. If you are a stamp collector, you will want to bid on a very valuable three-album collection of first-day covers with 22 kt gold impressions of each stamp design.

A hand- crafted grandmother clock made by the late George Bard in the 1960s is made from Fulton County cherrywood and is in perfect running condition. A local reproduction of an antique child’s wheelbarrow is an impressive item, as is a new Haviland china service for four.

Railroad enthusiasts might be interested in a large brass spitoon marked Pullman Silver Palace Car Co. A 1/34 scale model of a 1957 International fire truck comes with the original box. Of local interest is a 1947 First National Bank calendar and a 95th anniversary vase also from The First National Bank.

A framed set of five Kelso prints feature the old hotels of McConnellsburg. A large collection of nonlocal postcards mailed to a Plum Run family in Fulton County 100 years ago show early vehicles and some buildings that may not exist today. You could be the first to own a new Mentzer family history due off the press in September.

Many small items are now on display in the Leese store windows across the street from the Fulton House. Some will be available at a silent auction from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Hustontown Firehall, while others will be offered at 6:30 p.m. for traditional bidding following the dinner.

See the advertisement in this week’s newspaper for a longer list of auction items and contact numbers for additional information.

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