The 2017 Fredericktown Tomato Show plate auction took place Saturday evening during the show. The plate featured the high school on Columbus Road. Local artist Tammy Mowry designed the plate, artist Paul Linhares fired the plates, and master woodworker Isaiah Chester make the cases.
The ten plates were auctioned by Matt Fowler.
Plate number one brought in $900 and was purchased by Beheler Excavating; plate two went to Mark and Sonya Overholt for $800; plate three to Elaine Hillier and the Miller Family; First Knox National Bank purchased plate four for $850; and longtime supporter Dean and Linda Shira have plate five at $975; Brenneman Lumber purchased number six for $1300; plate seven went to Big O Amusements for $1000; plate eight was purchased by friends and family of Betty Weller for $800; $850 bought plate nine by Marcy Bechtel and Dave Reamsnieder; and plate ten was $800 by TKC Excavating.
The total of the ten plates was $9,125 which is used to continue the Tomato Show each year.