Ag Society auction grosses over $85,000

This Allen Whiting painting sold for $8,750 at the recent Ag Society auction. — Courtesy MV Ag Society

A benefit auction meant to replenish the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s coffers has brought in more than $85,000 in proceeds. The virtual auction ended Sunday night, along with the virtual fair. Some of the higher auction sales included an Allen Whiting painting for $8,750, a vintage Ford tractor for $8,250, and a Travis Tuck rooster weathervane for $3,200. Services were also up for auction, and produced some notable results. A Beetlebung Farm dinner went for $2,550, a painting lesson with Allen Whiting went for $3,000, a Good Farm fried chicken dinner went for $1,600, and a Bill Smith clambake went for $2,200.

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all auction proceeds up to $100,000 will be doubled. This also includes donations. As of Monday afternoon, donations were at $7,950; however, the goal is set at $25,000. 

Ag Society executive director Kristina West said while the auction is done, anyone can still donate