We had to have Herself up there by 10, to sign in and volunteer. Well.....seems the volunteering is done by the FFA/4H kids, NOT the Creative Talent kids. So...we got her signed in, and she went to volunteer, and got told to go have fun. :sigh: and :lol:
We ran out for lunch (they offered BBQ for $8/plate...that's too much for us.), then back again by 1:30. The Auction started at 2:30.....Herself had to stay to "present" her drawing while the auctioneer did his thing.
Her item didn't come up until 4:48. (Yes, I was watching the time. I have goats to milk!!!) We had to sit thru the scholarship items (a hand-made wooden ice chest went for $3K. :gulp:), then the Grand Champion animals (the GC steer went for.....$11/pound; the GC hog went for $13/pound; the GC Broilers went for 3/$3000. No, that's not a mis-type - $3K for *3 chickens*. It was.....yeah.)
3 lots before hers was a young (maybe 8?) boy and his hog. The hog was almost as tall as he was....and it went for $17.50/pound. Yes, MORE than the GC hog. It was wild....
Herself went up...we bid. Of course we bid - we didn't know how drawings would sell, and we didn't want her to go home with nothing, y'know? We rapidly got OUT-bid.....long story short, the drawing went for $250. To the guy behind us. :lol: He seemed happy when she handed him the framed artwork.....
SG is kicking himself for not bidding more.....I keep telling him, we set a limit, and hit it right away, so don't fret. He now wants to track down the winner and buy it back.....we'll see.
*I'm* thrilled! She's thrilled, which is what counts. She's also already planning NEXT year's entry (should we be here)......watercolor. And an acrylic painting, and maybe an oil. And something modeled out of clay. :lol: