The 15th Annual Fredericktown Community benefit auction was held on August 9, 2014. The benefit auction was held at Owl Creek Produce and Auction Barn on County Rd 22, also known as Waterford Rd., which is about 1 mile East of State Route 314 or 6.5 miles West of State Route 13.
There were 260 Amish families from Morrow, Richland and Knox county who came together and contributed to this charity event. All proceeds from the auction is used to help Amish families in the community pay for large hospital and doctor bills.
This year, there was Amish made furniture, hand made quilts, livestock, lawn furniture, with lots of other miscellaneous items as well as baked goods, a lunch stand and yes, even a pole building that they auctioned off.
The auctioneers, Red Shaw, Larry Moore, Larry Wigton, Wes Wigton and Chris Davis all donated their time for this special cause.
The first Amish benefit auction was held at Troyer’s County Store at 7828 Township Rd 83, which is a Bellville address but is really only about 1.5 miles South East of Johnsville. Since that first auction, the event has been held different places, but the one best suited for the event seems to be Owl Creek. Owl Creek has been the site for the charity benefit for the last 5 or 6 years. This years auction was a big success but a lot of planning always goes into making sure that it is. Each year one person from each of the 12 different church districts meet to help plan the next benefit function which is always held on the 2nd Saturday in August every year.
Submitted by Brenda Harden.