Auction Day

auctionWe stopped by the annual auction at the Fivepointville Firehouse last weekend. There was an abundance of farm and garden equipment for sale, along with household materials, bicycles and buggies. There is a large Old Order Mennonite community in the Fivepointville area plus Amish so many people arrived by buggy or bicycle. It was a beautiful spring day to enjoy the action.

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bicycles (640x424)Old Order Mennonites ride bicycles in addition to using the black buggies (Amish do not ride bicycles). While Amish only use solid colors in their clothes, Old Order Mennonites dress plain but use small prints and different styles. Head dress is also different between the two groups. The round large brimmed straw hats in the top picture are Amish, while the black and natural straw hats with the more narrow brim are Old Order Mennonite.

Braids (1140x755) (2) (640x424)Don’t you love girls with braids?

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Aution Day buggy (1140x755) (2) (640x424)People arrived using all types of transportation. In general the black buggies are Old Order Mennonite and Pennsylvania Amish buggies are gray.

Aution Day Transportation (1140x755) (2) (640x424)

buggies (640x424)

sign (640x424)And a reminder to the buggy drivers!

6 comments on “Auction Day

    • We go to Weaver’s Store at Fivepointville frequently for bird seed and other items so just happened upon the auction. Was a beautiful day and always interesting to “people watch.” Thanks

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