Auction raises money for Newton County Fairgrounds

An Auctioneer Raises Money For The Newton County Fairgrounds

NEOSHO, Mo. – Folks in Newton County, Missouri and other 4-Staters came out to support the Newton County Fairgrounds Saturday by bidding on items at a consignment auction.

The event was held by the Friends of the Newton County Fair Board group and run by professional auctioneer Bob Lasswell and Venture Group Auctions who donated all auction commissions.

That money will go towards fairgrounds improvements and upgrades, and auction organizers say they’re happy to be a part of an effort to spruce up a place that’s so important to the Newton County community.

“It feels really great. My favorite part is seeing all the children running around and helping out, and you can tell that their parents are raising them in a way to work hard and give back. The kids are giving their Saturday, and eventually this is all for them anyway as the next generation coming up, and it’s just really cool,” said auction coordinator Kyli Hightower.

The auction featured everything from firearms to farm machinery and even a pretty cool motorcycle!