When Bruce Brock yelled out the final "Sold!" fair board members were smiling at the $19,625 raised by the sale of wood carvings, collector items, belt buckles, fair trucks, a quilt and benches.
A quilt constructed by Geri Dreckman and machine-quilted by Mary Roder took the top bid of the day -- $4,000 by Greg and Pam Wells.
The quilt also took a blue ribbon in the creative hobbies division in the open class building.
The four belt buckles, donated by the Town & Country Toy Club, were purchased by Jerome and Ilene Dreckman. The couple has purchased the set of belt buckles for a number of years.
The No. 1 pewter buckle brought $300, and the No. 2 pewter buckle sold for $150.
The No. 1 colored buckle brought $400, with the No. 2 color buckle bringing $250.
The 2012 buckle honored the Demo Derby.
Four 10 gallon milk cans with Wells' Dairy markings brought a total of $400.
The cans, which were used years ago to haul milk from farms to the dairy, represent a bygone era in the dairy industry.
The milk can with flat lid and Wells' Dairy on the lid was sold to Scott Thoms for $100.
Mike Flanigan purchased a can with lid with Wells' Dairy markings on the side for $80.
The milk can with lid with Wells' Dairy green markings was sold to American Bank for $160.
Al DeVos purchased the fourth can with Wells' Dairy markings for $60.
Jerry Gorrell put his woodworking talents to work again this year, constructing a single-seat bench and a two-seat bench from boards from the old beef barns taken down last August at the fairgrounds.
Ian Koskovich bid $325 for the single-seat bench, while Gregg and Rhonda Roepke took home the two seat bench for $700.
Two 2012 fair semi-trucks, donated by the Le Mars Toy Store, were also on the auction.
The No. 1 truck sold for $350, with the No. 2 truck going for $450. Both trucks were purchased by Dave and Pat Lehner.
Fifteen chainsaw woodcarvings by A.J. Lutter were the final items on the auction and brought in a total of $12,300.
Brock called Lutter forward to thank him for keeping the Plymouth County Fair on his list of fairs each year.
"A.J. has sold his shop and is doing only a few fairs. Ours is one," said Brock as he gave Lutter a handshake.
The first woodcarving, the rabbit with a welcome sign in walnut was purchased by Gail Schoenrock for her husband, Phil, in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. Her bid was $400.
Two items took a top bid of $1,050.
The standing bear with a welcome sign carved from walnut was purchased by Dean Varenhorst.
The large eagle in walnut was purchased by Jake and Diane Ruden.
The other items, the price, and purchaser are:
* Pig in walnut, $900, Steve Sitzmann.
* Owl in walnut, $800, Pat Murphy.
* Gnome in walnut, $1,000, Greg and Pam Wells and son, Curran.
* Boots in walnut, $1,000, John and Debra Ahlers Farm.
* Frog/lizard in cedar, $800, Ideal Cleaners/Kathy Stone.
* Coyote/wolf howling at moon in walnut, $900, Dan and Judy Carpenter.
* Turtle in walnut, $900, Greg and Pam Wells.
* Indian chief head in cedar, $650, Brett McNaughton.
* Squirrel in walnut, $900, Albert and Dorothy Schulz.
* Pine tree/log cabin in walnut, $800, Jason and Rachel Schoenrock.
* Three pine trees with bear plaque in walnut, $500, Lisa Jacobson.
* Eagle head welcome plaque in walnut, $650, Terri Brock.