4-H Foundation begins online auctions    

Ashtabula County 4-H'er, Katie Eldred, shows her cow at the 2019 Ashtabula County Fair in Jefferson. The 4-H Foundation is hosting an online auction to raise money for 4-H because the COVID-19 pandemic closed down its annual fundraiser, a pig roast and auction.

BY SHELLEY TERRY

sterry@starbeacon.com

 JEFFERSON — Anyone wanting to support 4-H in Ashtabula County may participate in an online auction to raise money.

The Ashtabula 4-H Foundation canceled the 23rd annual Pig Roast and Auction due to COVID-19 pandemic, but modified the fund-raising event to an online auction. 

“We had to do something — we have a lot of great items that were donated for us to use at the pig roast,” said Jim Butler, president of the Foundation “Sponsors want to see us put these things to good use and continue to fund our local youth.”

Butler said the auction was a “must-do” to make sure next year’s 4-H’ers have the support they need.

“We are hopeful that our online auction will be fun and popular with the public,” he said. “We are hopeful it can bring in the revenue that we count on from the pig roast.”

The auction items will be grouped bi-weekly with about 30 items offered per auction. The first auction is up and running, and will end Sept. 19.  Highlights of the first auction are: a half beef, with custom processing by Cherry Valley Processing, and a fire pit with a cord of wood. There also are numerous items from themed baskets to tools, and gift cards.

“There is something for everybody, we hope you check it out, and return often,” Butler said.

For more information, go to the Foundation Website at www.AC4HF.com, or contact any of the trustees. To register to bid, go to www.biddingowl.com and sign up. Auction can be found listed as AshtabulaCounty4HFoundation.

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