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Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:04 AM

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VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Fair will be offering fair goers 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. July 27 at the Junior Fair Building, Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Bee Gee Realty & Auction Company are again donating their services to promote & conduct the auction. An additional quarter auction, to be held at 6:30 p.m. July 30 in the Junior Fair Building, is sponsored and conducted by Vickie Schulte and the Van Wert Vendors.

This type quarter auction has become very popular in the Van Wert area. The auction will feature fresh flowers, farm produce, clothing and donations from direct sales vendors and home based businesses. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for item viewing and paddle selection. All proceeds from these auctions are used to fund selection of entertainment during the Van Wert County Fair for which there is no charge to view or attend. Free entertainment includes a wood carver, Bruiser Wrestling, kiddie tractor pull and events and performers in the entertainment tent.

The July 27 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. Check the fair website at the week before the Saturday, July 27 auction for a listing of the auction items. The Bee Gee Realty & Auction Co. website has full details of the auction at You also may contact the fair office at (419) 238-9270 or vwfair@ for further auction information.

Donations of items are accepted anytime before the auction if you would like to support this fund raiser. Fair office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations could be tax deductible and a receipt can be furnished. The Van Wert County Fairgrounds, operated by the Van Wert County Agricultural Society, is a 501(c)(3) organization. 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. and Vicki Schulte and the Van Wert Vendors for their generous donation of their time and services for conducting the auctions.

This year’s fair dates are Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Advance ticket prices, both season and membership, remain at $18 (equals $3 per day entry) and single day gate entry has been reduced to $5 per day for the 2013 fair. See you at the fair and the upcoming auctions!

Last Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:08 AM

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