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Brandon auction will have fun items galore

BRANDON — For the 31st year running, Brandon will have its annual Great Brandon Auction on Tuesday, July 16, at 4 p.m., at Estabrook Park. Billed as the auction to be at, the event supports local businesses and the Brandon Chamber of Commerce community projects.
Auctioneer Barb Watters will preside over the event, which offers antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, services, original art, and more.
There will be surprises and treasures from attics and barns and lots of gift certificates to dozens of state and local businesses, including restaurants, museums, fuel oil and massages. New merchandise from many local businesses will also cross the stage, as will other donations like dressers, beds, tools, art, chairs, bookshelves and gardening items. For art fans, original artwork from many of Brandon’s artists will be up for grabs. Anyone in need of household goods and furnishings including collectibles, books, kitchen gadgets, children’s items and box lots will have plenty to choose from, as well as the usual selection of interesting and eclectic items, including items from the Brandon Museum at the Stephen Douglas Birthplace.
The Brandon Lions Club will provide food. Since the auction is under the tent, it will happen rain or shine. Vermont State Sales Tax of 7 percent will apply to all purchases excluding gift certificates. Resellers will be required to sign an exemption form. The auction will accept cash or good checks
For more information call 247-6401 or log onto brandon.org for a partial listing and some pictures. Estabrook Park is located one mile north of town on Route 7. Auction preview opens at 2 p.m.

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