Every year the Wise Doughty School benefit auction is held near Charm, OH. It is way out in the country, but very well attended by locals and visitors. They auction off small items to major furniture items. Some of the furniture is very nice hand built from solid wood.
The parking lot is interesting, with cars, buggies and horses. The auction itself is in a series of tents, and there are multiple auctions going on at any one time. There is lots of food too. Of interest is the chicken grill, 5 racks of chicken, each manned by a volunteer. Every 30 seconds or so every rack is turned to prevent burning.
Overall, a fun event, even though it was extra hot. Below are some pictures. I have tried to minimize direct pictures of the Amish people as it is frowned on by their religion.
There is so much to do and see in this region of the country. You’ll need months to cover it all, so we split into interest groups so we can all see and visit with what holds our main interest.
Most of us went to the Warther Museum, where we all marveled at the amazing woodwork done almost 100 years ago by Mooney Warther. The Museum was great, and the grounds peaceful and beautiful. More than a few knives were sold too.
Others went to Keime Lumber, probably the biggest and best laid out hardware store anywhere. Still others went to Lehman’s hardware store, much more nostalgia items on display. Also, shopping for Amish and other local goods was popular. Then there were the auctions….. Suffice it to say we all had plenty of things to do.
We ended Friday with a dinner at the famous Mrs. Yoder Kitchen. Got there early at 4:30PM, there was already a crowd waiting to get in. Good thing the Gambles got reservations! A few pictures….