FREDERICKTOWN — The 2018 Fredericktown Tomato Show plate auction was a record smasher, topping the previous high by $5,250.
Ten cased plates featuring the Fredericktown FFA jacket and a one-of-a-kind platter with a portrait of jacket designer J.H. ‘Gus’ Lintner brought $22,150. Plate auction coordinator Kyle Lepley said the highest total for a plate auction prior to Saturday’s sale was $16,900.
Traditionally, all proceeds from the auction go to the Tomato Show. This year, however, 10 percent will go to Fredericktown Young Farmers. The funds will be earmarked to provide FFA jackets for members who need them.
The auction results are as follows: Plate 1, $1,600, purchased by Beheler Excavating; Plate 2, $1,600, purchased by JoAnn Levering; Plate 3, $1,700, purchased by the Hillier and Miller Family; Plate 4, $1,600, purchased by Jim and Susan Braddock; Plate 5, $2,300, purchased by Kyle and Sarah Randall in memory of Wendell Randall; Plate 6, $2,300 purchased by Brenneman Lumber; Plate 7, $1,900, purchased by Bruce and Colleen Gregg; Plate 8, $2,300, purchased by Heath and Lindsey Kempton; Plate 9, $2,350, purchased by Mary Braddock and Family; Plate 10, $2,200, purchased by Gary and Tammy Bunnell.
The Lintner platter sold for $2,300 and was purchased by Eric and Lisa Dilts, who then donated the platter to the Fredericktown FFA to display at the school.
The plates were designed by Tammy Mowery, fired by Paul Linhares and cased in wood boxes made by Roman Yoder.