The auction is a benefit for the Clearview School. The Amish pay taxes but they accept no funds from the government and support their own schools. Amish children only go to school through the 8th grade.
This young courting couple was waiting for the auctioneer to get to this wagon in hopes of buying it. (Amish consider photographs "graven images". I tried to respect their beliefs and only photographed them from the back.)
A highlight of the day -- homemade pie and ice cream. The horse turns the crank to make the ice cream, saving the humans a lot of work!
The Amish still travel only by horse and buggy and there were a number of these for sale, from 2-seaters to family size.
Thousands of baked items are for sale, all made the day and night before the auction in homes and a tiny bakery on a farm.
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