Amish Auction celebrates 30 years

May 23, 2014

By Melissa Schlicht

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Amish Auction at John Henry Yoder’s farm on Herrick road. Many patrons strolled through the hundreds of booths to buy crafts, jelly, jam, noodles, licorice, quilts, and yard decorations at the auction and craft show held last weekend. There was home-made ice cream, rope licorice and kettle corn to snack on while shoppers perused the myriad of craft booths and vendor tables.

It was a cool and beautiful day for patrons. Lori Kreiner of Rosebush has been coming to these sales for over 25 years. She is a Saginaw native but has attended every year since moving to Rosebush. She said that some springs are so cold that she has had to buy work gloves from the sale to stay warm and keep shopping. “I’ve enjoyed attending the Yoder’s Amish Auction for many years both in the spring and in the fall. I appreciate the many talents and creativity of the vendors, as well as, the jewelry, clothing and seeing some items dated back from my childhood in the flea market booths.”

There were patrons buying rain poncho’s at the gas stations on their way in from Clare. Not one visitor had any plans to let the day be shortened by rain. The shuttle busses picked up and dropped off and the parking was neat and organized. All in all a beautiful day for a sale.

The Amish Auction will be back in the fall the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day. So, if you missed out last weekend make sure to save the date for fall.

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