Following that, it was time to get to work. We are conducting a benefit auction Sunday February 17, 2019 for Toni Cooper. Toni's husband, Petey Leach, committed suicide, in March of 2018. A week before Christmas, her 14 year old son, Cameron Leach, committed suicide in an attempt to be with his dad. The pain... I cannot fathom. My skill as an auctioneer, my beloved community of Coshocton, we can help make the financial burden easier. I wish to thank All the people involved, Tommy Unger, Carolyn Roth & Mike, Carla Stocker, Kimmy Ash, Marie Gross, Mark Knicely, Tony Rochester and his band, Janie Brown, Tristian, Joellen, Ashley, Adam Laudick, Danny and Sherry, Ashley and Chad, and many others that I am probably forgetting. I have a great friend in Colleague, Billy Hagan coming over from Indiana to help me.
The event will be held at the Army Navy from noon until 11pm. There will be a pool tournament, Spaghetti dinner, Auction, and live band, as well as games. We are hoping for a large community turnout, and will be on Facebook Live for the auction, both in my personal timeline, and an Auction Group that I belong to.
Then, I got started on a consignment auction upcoming that will include Longaberger baskets, Collectible glass, of Cambridge, and possibly Fenton, and possibly some pottery. I have 92 pieces committed, 86 baskets from 1, 6 from another, with others that I need to firm up. Looks like it will be a good one.
In closing tonight, I wish you all balance, peace and prosperity. Enjoy your journey, my friends,
Shawn J Dostie, Auctioneer, CAI