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West Pawlet holds auction for Volunteer Fire Department, Aug. 21

Thursday, Aug. 21 — WEST PAWLET — The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department auction is here! Thursday, Aug. 21 everyone is invited to the West Pawlet Firehouse, located on Route 153, in West Pawlet. The auction event begins at 6 p.m. and it does not end until all items are gone!

Chriss Mars will be the auctioneer for the event. Mars is son of the late famous Vermont auctioneer Bus Mars who taught his son well the tradition of presenting an entertaining Vermont auction. Chriss will use his talent of rapid-fire, staccato calls to entice folks to purchase the products they know that they need! Many bargains, including assorted antiques, tools, tables, dressers, mirrors, an old school desk, knick-knacks, glassware, toys and more arrive daily and await shoppers. All of the items are available to view starting at 5 p.m. before the auction bidding action begins at 6 p.m.

The auction is a charity event in support of the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department. The proceeds from donated items help the department’s general operating costs and for much-needed equipment and training programs, both for new recruits and continuing education for long-time department member volunteers. Donated items for the auction are still being accepted by the department.

Food will be available for purchase! The fire department’s food menu includes grilled burgers, hot dogs and French fried potatoes. Sodas and bottled water are also on the menu.

“The auction promises to be a fun evening with good food and bargains all-in-one,” said Dave Hosley, chief of the fire department. He invites all to “come and bid until it hurts.”

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