VAN WERT — The 2012 Van Wert County Junior Fair Auction set new records with total premiums at $146,210. This tops last year’s record amount of $137,187. The Farm Focus Arena was filled with a large variety of bidders for 359 total animals. Tuesday began with the traditional gallon of milk going up on the auction block to the benefit of the kids with dairy projects. After originally being announced at a $2,700, winning bid, additional donations increased it to $3,325, almost $1,000 more than the previous year. This left each dairy exhibitor with $332.50.
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