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Chester County 4-H Center Benefit Auction set for Oct. 2

The annual Chester County 4-H Center Benefit Auction, which has been held for more than 20 years, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Romano 4-H Center, located at 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. The event will include a silent auction starting at 4 p.m. with the live auction to follow at 6 p.m.

The silent auction will feature many products and services donated by Chester County residents and businesses.

Fresh produce will be offered in the live auction as well as local mushrooms, fine art, and more.

“We will have some equine and livestock (supplies) and donations from various 4-H clubs,” said 4-H Volunteer and auction coordinator, Amy Pippin.

Youth members from local 4-H clubs donate items they have purchased or made for gift baskets. Additionally, 4-H youths will assistance bidders during the auction, serving as runners and helping display items for auctioneer Bill McCauley.

The Dairy Cart will be on site throughout the auction to offer refreshments, including milkshakes and ice cream. The auction will also have pulled pork sandwiches and side dishes available.” Pippin said, noting that there will also be a baked goods table and beverages, including soda, water and coffee.

Organizers are seeking donations for the auction, including handmade items, farm products, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles and artwork. Especially needed are larger items for the live auction. People may drop off items at the 4-H Center on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29 and 30, and Friday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the auction. Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact Pippin at or Audrey Reith, 4-H Educator, at

Proceeds from the auction will be used to help support the cost of maintaining the 4-H Romano Center.

“The 4-H Center is free to use for all the 4-H clubs in Chester County,” Pippin noted.

The 4-H Center contains restroom facilities and meeting rooms, as well as a large exhibition and activity area. It is used during the annual 4-H Fair, along with the livestock building that houses the swine, dairy, and goat exhibits.

For more information, readers may call the Chester County Extension Office at 610-696-3500.  More information is also available at

Source: Berkshire mont

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