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Fannings’ annual machinery auction moves to new site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 02 February 2012 18:12

Mark Fanning with Fanning Auction Service stands next to semi trailers which will be sold at the 12th annual Wauneta Machinery Auction on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the new location north of Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery.


By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze


The folks at Fanning Auction Service are busy getting ready for the Annual Wauneta Machinery Auction.

The auction, which has been held in Wauneta since 2000, will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at a new location north of Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery.

The location of the auction had to be moved because the company lost the parking lease to their previous location.

When faced with the need to find a new site for the annual auction Fanning Auction Service, owners Mark and Karen Fanning of Enders, wanted to keep the auction in Wauneta.

A group of Wauneta locals got behind the effort and helped Fanning Auction find a new Wauneta location for the auction.

Mark Fanning said he believes the 76 acre lot north of the cemetery will serve their clientele well.

“We have the best clientele in the country when it comes to buying and selling. We’re very fortunate,” says Fanning.

The new location has ample space for the auction and parking in the field. Fanning Auction asks that those attending the auction park in the field, not on the west side of the cemetery.


Local Impact

Between 1,000 to 1,500 items consigned by 150-200 individuals will be sold during the auction. Items up for sale will include all types of agricultural, shop and construction equipment.

The auction attracts over 1,000 buyers from all over the United States and Mexico.

According to Fanning, the farthest someone has traveled to attend the auction is from Canada.

While these auction attendees are in town they will, no doubt, patronize many area businesses, providing an economic boost for the community.

“When someone said it’d never work to have an auction of this size in Wauneta we wanted to prove them wrong and we have, it works great and it’s good for the community,” says Fanning.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2012 18:14