Annual auction offers surplus

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

Already, the Pike County Cattlemen’s Annual Equipment Auction has logged hundreds of items for its Saturday sale at Cattleman Park on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy.

And, that’s not all folks, said B.B. Palmer, Cattlemen president. “We are accepting items from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon Friday. We’ll accept most anything other than tires, gas tanks and clothing.

“And, we got just about everything — vehicles of all kinds, motor boats, tractors, hay rakes and cutters, tools, filing cabinets, whiskey barrels, iron skillets, doors, wood burning stoves, rocking chairs. You name it; we’ve got it.”

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The auction has some things that aren’t “named.”

“We do have some yard sale type items that we’ll lump together on pallets,” Palmer said. “Things like cameras and computers. Small items. Stuff that’s hard to turn down.”

Already seven rows have been filled, most of them with 100 items or more.

“We expect to fill 10 rows, so we should have around 1,000 items up for auction on Saturday,” Palmer said.

The Pike County Cattlemen’s Equipment Auction will get underway around 8 a.m. with Johnny Lee auctioneer. At 11 a.m., the vehicle auction will begin with auctioneer Alan Boothe calling. Those who plan to bid are encouraged to come early and get a buyer number or to register at the Cattlemen’s building from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday.

The Cattlemen’s concession booth, with hamburgers, fries and such, will open throughout the auction so bidders are encouraged to spend the day getting the best deals in town, Palmer said.

The funds raised by the annual equipment auction support youth organizations and functions in Pike County, including FFA and 4-H programs.