Items include 1858 C.S. Bell pot, baskets, wooden bells


By Gary Abernathy - gabernathy@aimmedianetwork.com



Rick Williams, Festival of the Bells entertainment chairman, is shown with a cast iron bean pot, left, manufactured in 1858 by the C.S. Bell Company, and a Henn basket commemorating the 2007 festival. Three of the baskets will be auctioned, with all items autographed by festival entertainment headliners.

Rick Williams, Festival of the Bells entertainment chairman, is shown with a cast iron bean pot, left, manufactured in 1858 by the C.S. Bell Company, and a Henn basket commemorating the 2007 festival. Three of the baskets will be auctioned, with all items autographed by festival entertainment headliners.


Aubrey Robinson with First Financial Bank and a Festival of the Bells committee member, is shown with three wooden bell replicas made by Olde Cellar which the bank is donating to be auctioned on July 8 at the festival. All items will be autographed by festival entertainment headliners.


An 1858 cast iron bean pot manufactured by the C.S. Bell Company in Hillsboro will be among items auctioned at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, from the main stage at the Festival of the Bells.

Festival entertainment chairman Rick Williams said Wednesday that other auction items will include three Henn baskets with festival medallions from 2007, when Hillsboro was celebrating its bicentennial during the event.

Additionally, Aubrey Robinson, banking center manager for First Financial Bank in Hillsboro, said three wooden bell replicas crafted by Olde Cellar will also be donated by the bank to be auctioned on July 8. Robinson said that since joining the festival committee in March, she had been exploring ways for the bank to contribute to the event.

“First Financial is a community bank, and we wanted to get involved,” she said.

All items will be autographed by the headlining entertainers at the festival, Brett Young, William Michael Morgan and Danny Gokey.

Christian music star Gokey will perform on Thursday, July 6, Morgan on Friday, July 7 and Young on Saturday, July 8, all beginning at 9 p.m.

In addition to his hit song, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” Young is a nominee for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year and had a hit with “Sleeping Without You,” among other songs.

Morgan is known for his hit “I Met A Girl,” as well as several other songs.

Gokey had the No. 1 hit on Christian Air Play earlier this year with “Rise.”

Rick Williams, Festival of the Bells entertainment chairman, is shown with a cast iron bean pot, left, manufactured in 1858 by the C.S. Bell Company, and a Henn basket commemorating the 2007 festival. Three of the baskets will be auctioned, with all items autographed by festival entertainment headliners.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_auction-fob-2017.jpgRick Williams, Festival of the Bells entertainment chairman, is shown with a cast iron bean pot, left, manufactured in 1858 by the C.S. Bell Company, and a Henn basket commemorating the 2007 festival. Three of the baskets will be auctioned, with all items autographed by festival entertainment headliners.

Aubrey Robinson with First Financial Bank and a Festival of the Bells committee member, is shown with three wooden bell replicas made by Olde Cellar which the bank is donating to be auctioned on July 8 at the festival. All items will be autographed by festival entertainment headliners.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_auction-fob-2-2017.jpgAubrey Robinson with First Financial Bank and a Festival of the Bells committee member, is shown with three wooden bell replicas made by Olde Cellar which the bank is donating to be auctioned on July 8 at the festival. All items will be autographed by festival entertainment headliners.

By Gary Abernathy

gabernathy@aimmedianetwork.com

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