Reader Denise Joyal sends a report from a benefit auction which took place in May in Hopkinton, Iowa. While there, Denise purchased a $3 “junk box” – and by the looks of what was inside, she got a great deal! Let’s check out what three Washingtons can get you at an Amish auction these days.
First, here’s the newspaper ad for the auction. It was to benefit members of the community who lost three children and a husband in a van rollover. This was the accident that was reported back in February in central Iowa.
Apparently there were a lot of donations and the event was deemed a success. Denise also shares a photo of the benefit dinner meal itself, which she describes as “So delicious!”
Now let’s have a look at the junk box.
The “Junk Box”
This “junk box” is a grab-bag of items. These are all things that would be very useful in an Amish home. Here’s what Denise got for three dollars, if you can believe it:
You can see here we have what looks like a lot of thread, several dozen spools. People who know thread will probably be able to comment more on what we’re seeing here:
About a half-dozen mason jars, and probably five dozen bands and lids:
And two large pots with lids:
This comes out as a deal that’s hard to beat. Finally, here is Denise’s buyer’s ticket:
Maybe you have had a similar experience at an Amish auction. In any case Denise’s “junk box” doesn’t look like it was full of junk after all, quite the opposite.