While some, like Tait, in attendance Saturday were veterans of the food auction, others were experiencing it for the first time.
Lauri Walley, a Grange member, called her first food auction “really fun,” adding that “The prices are great, so I started buying items for Thanksgiving dinner.” Within a few hours, she had accumulated potatoes, scones, cheese, and fresh carrots.
The afternoon event was hosted by the Walton Grange. “It’s a nice fundraiser. They pay us a rental fee, the Grange members sell lunch, and the building gets used,” said Grange member Marie Card.
Mowers, of O. C. Mowers Auctions in Oneonta, said he partners with Acquisto frequently in food auctions. On Saturday, he was joined by his wife, Karen, and Vicki Hunt.
“The food auctions are great community gatherings,” Hunt said. “Not only do people get great deals on food, but the Grange earns funds, and there will be some kind of giveaway.”
Saturday’s auction featured a giveaway of four Thanksgiving turkeys.