Guitar Auction at Missouri State Fair Supports FFA and 4-H
August 16, 2012, Sedalia, MO –The Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations will share the $10,000 earned from a guitar auction held Wednesday night during the Country Gold Tour at the Missouri State Fair. Four Sedalia business owners made the generous contribution.
Ron Ditzfeld, owner of Ditzfeld Transfer, Inc., and Don Weaver, owner of Don’s Towing won the autographed guitar with a bid of $5,000. They donated the guitar back for a second round of bidding, which closed with Mike Brown, owner of B&P Excavating, and Gary McMullin, owner of W & M Welding, claiming the guitar with a $5,000 donation. Last year’s guitar brought $12,000, contributed by these same business owners. The youth organizations will use the money from the auction to finance statewide programs.
The Country Gold Tour is managed by Leroy Van Dyke and his wife Gladys, who are members of the Sedalia community. The guitar was signed by Van Dyke and the other artists appearing in the Aug. 15 concert.
The 2012 Missouri State Fair is currently underway in Sedalia and will run through Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information, visit www.mostatefair.com, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247). The Fair is also on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.