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Splash on the Wabash Rain Barrel auction set

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Splash on the Wabash Rain Barrel Auction is scheduled to begin on Facebook on Monday, August 24 at 8 a.m. The steering committee for Splash on the Wabash recently announced that they have cancelled the river activities for the 2015 event due to factors associated with the excessive rains and flooding issues this season in Huntington County, and its impact on the Wabash River area.

This year eight rain barrels were painted by local artists and non-profit organizations. Those responsible for the artistic designs on the barrels are: Kids Kampus/Pathfinder Services, Pathfinder Services, Inc., Rose Meldrum, Meghan McElhaney, Elyse Schuler, Ann Freds/Joellen Morris, Betty Wallace and Giggabuggy/Ann Richards. The barrels are currently on display at Lake City Bank in Huntington.

Anyone interested in purchasing a rain barrel will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming silent auction that begins Monday August 24 at 8 a.m. All bidding will take place on the Splash on the Wabash Rain Barrel Auction page on Facebook. The bidding will officially end on Tuesday, September 8 at 4 p.m. All instructions for the online bidding can be found on the Rain Barrel Auction page. The link to the Rain Barrel Auction is https://wwww.facebook.com/splashonthewabashrainbarrel.

Those bidders who do not participate in Facebook will have the option to place bids by calling Debbie Dyer at (260) 356-8874 or Paula Whiting at (260) 578-6220. They will post your bid on the Facebook Rain Barrel Auction Page for the barrel for which you are bidding. You will receive a confirmation call letting you know that your bid has been accepted or was lower than the current bid. Phone call bidders will need to provide their contact information on voice mail if no one is available when you call. Contact info required from those phoning in a bid is phone/cell number and full name.

A big thank you to the sponsors of this year’s rain barrels: Bippus State Bank, C&M Engraving and Apparel, Dyer Health & Wellness, First Federal Savings Bank, Hickory Creek, Insurance Services, Joseph Northrop, Mettler Agency, Novae Corporation, Pizza Junction, Teachers Credit Union and Wall Legal Services.

Winners of the bidding will be able to pick up their barrels at Lake City Bank at 1501 N. Jefferson in on Tuesday, September 9 through Friday, September 11 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cash or checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to Forks of the Wabash-Splash on the Wabash. All bids must be in dollar increments. Auction winners will be announced by September 9 and winning bidders will be contacted via Facebook message or by phone.

The 2015 Splash on the Wabash Rain Barrels are currently on display at Lake City Bank. The rain barrels were artistically designed by the following people and non-profits. Shown on the top row, left to right, are barrels created by Betty Wallace, Elyse Schuler, Rose Meldrum, Pathfinders Services, Inc. Bottom row left to right are Kids Kampus/Pathfinder Services, Inc., Ann Freds and Joellen Morris, Giggabuggy/Ann Richard and Meghan McElhaney.