Pam Schehl/News The 2014 Tomato Show plate auction brought in $14,700. Buyers are, first row, from left, Diesel Beheler, Dusty Beheler, Mark Blanchard, Elaine Hillier, Shirley Burgett, Bill Burgett, Linda Shira and Dean Shira. Second row, from left, Sherry Hawk, Jordan Miller, Heather Miller, Jennifer Fox, Andy Fox, David Ream Snyder and Marcy Bechtol. Third row, from left, Dean Rinehart, Marsha Rinehart and Charlie Brenneman. Buy Now
FREDERICKTOWN — Bidding was fast and sometimes furious on Saturday for the 28th annual Tomato Show Commemorative Plate Auction, and raised $14,700 to support the annual festival, besting last year’s total of $11,350 by a good margin.
This year’s plate featured the Waterford Road original office building of Kokosing Construction Co., which was established in 1951. Successful bidders also received a copy of a book about Kokosing Construction’s 60-year history written by co-founder Bill Burgett.
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