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May 15, 2021 - 12:11pm
posted by Press Release in st. paul lutheran school, auction, Announcements.

Photo and information from Cindy Canale:

Above, St. Paul Lutheran School Board members and students display some of the items to be auctioned Saturday, May 22.

Browsing for the annual auction will begin at 10:30 a.m.; bidding starts at 11 under the big tent in the St. Paul parking lot, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.

Bring your own chair. Food trucks available. Proceeds benefit the school.

May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm

Bontrager's Spring Consignment Auction • Internet Bidding Only • Auction: Monday, May 3 - Tuesday, May 11
Live Preview: Saturday, May 8th: 9-11 a.m.
Location: 9921 Hickox Road., Alexander, NY 14005 (Some items are located in other places, please read descriptions carefully.)

Auction includes equipment, machinery, tractors, vehicles, tools, hardware and more. Successful bidders will pick up their purchases May 13th-15th by appointment. Click here for more information.

May 5, 2021 - 10:00am

Please contact Ed at 800-929-1350 with any questions.

March 9, 2021 - 10:00am

Roxy's Music Store, owned by the Rose Caccamise family, has been a well-known establishment in Batavia for many decades. The store and its merchandise is currently being liquidated by online auction.

The auction will include many accordions from Rose's personal collection, as well as stock from the store: instruments, accessories, audio equipment, sheet music, store hardware, and more.

The online auction is underway and ends March 16th. It can be found at bontragerauction.com. Successful bidders will be picking up their purchases on March 18th and 19th.

April 17, 2020 - 6:30pm

Online only bidding for items used in a fitness center, including cardio & strength training machines & equipment, mats, items used for fitness classes and other items needed for general maintenance of the facility. Bidding ends: Monday, April 27th. Click here to view auction items.

February 27, 2020 - 2:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in St. Paul School, Announcements, auction.

Press release from the trustees of St. Paul Lutheran School:

St. Paul Lutheran School in Batavia would like to thank all the corporate sponsors for their donations to our annual auction.

With your donations our auction was a huge success!

Thank you to:

  • Baldwin's Country Store
  • Batavia Garage Door
  • Batavia's Original Pizzeria
  • Cinquino's Pizzeria
  • Frank Morse Lawncare
  • Home Depot
  • Pizza 151
  • Pudgie's Lawn & Garden
  • Settler's Restaurant
  • Sport of Kings Family Restaurant
  • State Street Animal Hospital
  • Tiffany Gill Photography
  • Town & Country Restaurant
  • Toyota of Batavia
  • Valle's Jewelers
  • Willow Group Inc.
  • Promised Land CSA
  • Center Street Smokehouse
  • Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle
  • Southside Deli
  • Phillips Oil

We would also like to thank Ben Paratore, Mark Snyder (auctioneer extraordinaire,) folks of St. Paul Church Leadership Team, St. Paul Lutheran School staff, and all of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School families.

Billie and Howard Owens of The Batavian, and Brian Quinn and Mark Gutman of The Batavia Daily News also helped to make our auction a success, THANK YOU!

Our school is blessed to have all of your loyal support!

St. Paul Lutheran School is accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Paul offers Christ centered education with small class sizes, individual attention for your child, and a child friendly environment with a committed and dedicated staff. We offer 3- and 4-year-old preschool through fifth grade.

We are located at 31 Washington Ave. in the City of Batavia. You can also contact us at (585)-343-0488 or at [email protected].

January 25, 2020 - 12:44pm

Submitted photo and press release:

AUCTION! St. Paul Lutheran School will host its annual Live Auction and Basket Raffle at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Doors will open at 3:30. Auction will feature new items, gift certificates, baked goods, handcrafted items, themed baskets, and much more! Refreshments will also be available.

For more information or to donate an item, contact (585) 343-0488. St. Paul Lutheran School is located at 31 Washington Ave. in the City of Batavia.

November 27, 2019 - 7:23pm

Submitted photos and press release:

A collection of 30 very rare, very early artifacts will be auctioned off this Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at Schultz Auctioneers, 11177 Main St. in Clarence.

The artifacts represent the complete collection of Clovis Artifacts located during a five-year project of excavation by R.M. Gramley, Ph.D., beginning in the late 1980s at the Lamb Site in Darien and have never before been offered for sale. They will be auctioned as a single lot.

Gramley and his group of volunteers were able to catalog three distinct groups of artifacts indicating three different activities. Cluster A produced a group of miscellaneous tools that indicated a habitation area. Another area, designated as cluster B, produced debris fragments from stone tool manufacturing and a third area, cluster C, produced a cache of Clovis points and bifaces.

The Clovis culture is a prehistoric Paleo-American culture named for the distinct stone tools – called Clovis points -- found in close association with Pleistocene fauna at Blackwater Locality No. 1 near Clovis, NM, in the 1920s and 1930s. Clovis points are wholly distinctive. Chipped from jasper, chert, obsidian and other fine, brittle stone, they have a lance-shaped tip and (sometimes) wickedly sharp edges.

Extending from the base toward the tips are shallow, concave grooves called “flutes” that may have helped the points be inserted into spear shafts. Typically about four inches long and a third of an inch thick, they were sleek and often beautifully made. Some believe them to be the first American invention.

Included in the collection – which will be sold as ONE collection – is the only Knife River point found in New York State, as well as two pieces that are the largest Clovis point and knife in New York State.

The Lamb Site near Darien in Genesee County is a late Clovis period site that dates back more than 12,000 years ago. It was used as a habitation site and a stone tool manufacturing and cache site. More information about the collection and the Lamb Site can be found here.

Previews of the auction will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The auction is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call 716.759.2260 or visit schultzauctioneers.net for photos and descriptions.

About Schultz Auctioneers

With more than 50 years’ experience, Kelly Schultz is Western New York’s acknowledged authority on antiques, collectibles and fine arts. As founder of Antique World and Flea Market, he has created one of the largest antique centers in Western New York, with over 200 dealers and five shops open daily. Kelly travels from coast to coast and internationally, procuring antiques, oriental rugs, fine furniture and rare, unusual items, creating one of the finest antique galleries in the country. In 2003, Kelly’s son, Ben, received his auctioneer license and has been working alongside Kelly for many years. For more information, visit www.schultzauctioneers.net

June 27, 2017 - 3:00pm

For many years Gene and Peggy Bontrager were owners of Ringneck Hunting Preserve in Darien, NY. Now in retirement, they have sold their property and are moving to Tennessee. This auction will include their personal property. Please join us on June 29th at 5 p.m. at 2407 Broadway in Darien.

July 15, 2016 - 4:10pm

(Tyler Jirovec with his Grand Prize steer.)

Wallets heavy, hands at the ready; enthusiastic buyers weren't holding much back Thursday night. Buyers showed up in numbers for the 4-H livestock auction ready to see the best lambs, goats, hogs, and steer available at the Genesee County Fair.

Bill Hayes, owner/president of Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning, won the Market Steer Overall Project Champion and Jr. Showmanship Champion for $2.20 a pound or an estimated $2,800. He then donated the steer right back to the 4-H; the champion steer weighed in at 1,390 pounds and was raised by Oakfield resident Tyler Jirovec. 

"I come to the auction every year to support these good kids, parents and staff," Hayes said.  

This is the first year the 4-H has allowed you to donate your winnings back to the program.

"I can see myself donating the animal back to 4-H, the program is so great," said Genesee County resident Bill Baskin. "I come every year, haven't missed one in a long time."

The 4-H champions are determined by a point system; points are added up based on your participation in 4-H meetings, community service, your overall placement, and showmanship. The individual with the most points by the Genesee County Fair date is Project Champion; the winner gets a large ribbon to show off.

"If you win Grand or Reserved Project Champion when you step into that ring, everyone wants to bid on you," said Tim Adams, 4-H swine club leader.

The 4-H Swine Club raises show hogs. The club has around 20 members ranging in age 8 to 19 years old. At initial weigh-in, a student's hog cannot weigh more than 80 pounds and must weigh between 210 and 285 pounds by the time of the fair. Adams says he donates roughly four hours of his time to the 4-H daily, and during fair week even more.

This year was special for the Swine Club, members were able to get rid of their wood pens and install metal ones, which are more sanitary for the animals and people.

"4-H is so much more than just marketing animals; it's a small family," Adams said.

The 4-H takes devotion and a lot of effort on the students' part. Some kids spend two or three hours a day grooming, walking and feeding their show animals. The learning experience doesn't stop at the children either; parents learn a lot about what it takes to raise a hog, cattle, goat or lamb.

"It's nice to have kids and friends to learn and grow with you," said Kevin Bezon, parent of Tucker and uncle of Leah and Ashton Bezon -- all 4-H participants.

"I easily spend three or four hours a day to the animals," said Tucker Bezon, proud owner of an impressive 1,208-pound steer.

Fourth-year 4-H participant Shianne Foss from Corfu placed fourth overall with a 1,300-pound steer. Much like other 4-H'ers, Shianne doesn't just go to the Genesee County Fair, she travels all over Western New York to show off her livestock and hard work. 

Overall Project Champion, Rate of Gain Champion, and Reserve Project Champion Miasy Ross was ecstatic after her lambs sold for top dollar. Placing one and two overall, Miasy is a very dedicated 4-H member and has been in the program for years.

"I actually gained so many friends, I wish more people did this," Miasy said.

4-H Livestock Auction is a great place for local farmers and livestock owners to display the results of their toil. You can feel the good spirits and pride of showmanship that abound while walking the auction grounds.


(Micheal Ermantrout had the Grand Champion goat.)



(Shianne Foss completes some final grooming before the auction.)


(Peggy Shuknecht, of Elba, holds Helena Kotarski, 2, so she can pet a cow.)


(Cole Phelps relaxes before the auction.)




(Photos by Howard Owens.)

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