Ag heritage association to host silent auction

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 11:50 a.m.CDT
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DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Inc. will host a silent auction to raise funds in support of agricultural educational programming and general museum operations.

DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Inc. will host a silent auction to raise funds in support of agricultural educational programming and general museum operations.

The silent auction is open to the public and will take place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Dr., Sycamore. DAAHA’s annual meeting for DAAHA members will take place immediately following the silent auction. The public is invited to become a museum member and attend the annual meeting.

Auction bidders do not need to be present to win. Photographs of select auction items will be posted at www.daaha.org on Monday. Call in bids on the select items will be accepted Monday through Wednesday at the DAAHA office, 815-756-8737, and from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at 815-508-3554.

Auction items may be duplicates of items in the museum collection but are not from the collection. A variety of items will be available including DEKALB Ag memorabilia such as embroidered hats, signs, photographs and a collectible 1949 framed calendar; model tractors; gift basket with wine and cheese; home decor items of corn motif glassware and ceramics; a custom made quilt measuring 55-by-73 inches; and the new “Acres of Change” book. Payment for winning bids will be cash or check only. For items that need to be shipped, a $10 shipping charge will be added to the winning bid.

For more information, contact DAAHA curator Donna Langford by email at daaha.inc@gmail.com or call 815-756-8737.

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