Monday, March 2, 2009

Mud Sales--March through April

What's happening now? Mud Sales! What is a mud sale? Fire company sales have been a regular event here in Lancaster County since the mid-1960's. These auctions help local volunteer fire companies raise much-needed funds.

The late Winter and early Spring dates work out best for local farmers because they have more time available before the Spring planting. Since many of the items are sold outside during potentially muddy Spring conditions, these events have affectionately become known as "mud sales".

Often auctions are held both inside and outside simultaneously. Sometimes numerous auctions take place at the same time throughout the grounds.

The items sold vary from auction to auction and include a wide variety of donated goods and consignment merchandise. Auctioned items often include furniture, craft items, quilts, building materials, livestock, buggies and carriages, tools, farming supplies and equipment, garden items, and much more. Plus, lots of good food. Come and enjoy!

Some dates to mark down --

March 7 - Bart Township Fire Co.
March 14 - Gordonville Fire Co.
March 21 - Airville Fire Co., Bart Township Fire Co., Penryn Fire Co.
March 28 - Gap Fire Co.
April 4 - Robert Fulton Fire Co., Wakefield Fire Co.
April 11 - Rawlinsville Fire Co.

When making your reservation at Speedwell Forge B&B -- if you mention this blog entry we will give a one pound bag of Wilbur Buds or 5% off of your reservation. You decide. Oh and we have parking for trailers. Happy Shopping.

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