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Charlotte Battino contemplates placing a bid on an antique quilt donated by Mark French at land trust auction held in dowtown Springfield on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Charlotte Battino contemplates placing a bid on an antique quilt donated by Mark French at Friday's land trust auction held in downtown Springfield. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Land trust supporters bid to save land

At the sixth annual Tecumseh Land Trust auction on Friday night, more than 200 farmland supporters bid on donated products and services, with all proceeds going to support the land trust.

Little Art Theatre tickets, spa treatments, handcrafted pottery, antique quilts and jewelry were a few of the items auctioned off during the silent auction. Bags of seed corn and soybeans were coveted items during the live auction, raising almost $2,000. In total, auction item proceeds were more than $20,000 at this year’s event, held in downtown Springfield.

Land trust members and friends take in the live auction. (Megan Bachman)

Land trust members and friends take in the live auction. (Megan Bachman)

“It’s our most fundraiser and friend-raiser,” said TLT director Krista Magaw, who said that the event draws a blend of “country and city” people who are all supporters of preserving area farmland.

For each $50 raised at the event, which brought in money from ticket sales and sponsorships, one acre of farmland could be preserved, Magaw said. As for the success of this year’s event, Magaw said, “I’m thrilled. There were a lot of new faces and a lot of people stepping up the plate,” to help conservation efforts.

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One Response to “Land trust supporters bid to save land”

  1. Yvonne Wingard says:

    I wish there were a way that those of us with smaller incomes could help…I would love to if I could. It is an important cause; I just don’t have that kind of money and I’m sure lots of others are in the same boat as my family is, too.

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