Jun 27, 2012
itted by Howard Owens on June 27, 2012 - 11:11pm
This evening, Indian Falls United Methodist Church held its annual Strawberry Social, which has been one of Genesee County's great summer events for nearly 50 years (at least, I always enjoy it).
Besides a meal and a dessert of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream (though you can opt for pie, ice cream and chocolate sauce, or any combination thereof), the social is just that -- very social, with lots of action around the auction, which usually sees homemade pies selling for as much as $60 each.
Tonight, I also met Glenn Lawrence (next picture down), a former farmer who in 1971 had to change professions because of a bad back. He became an auctioneer. His first assignment, the Indian Falls Strawberry Social.
He said, "This is where I leared to call out prices."
Lawrence was the auctioneer for the event for the next 40 years. Though, he's no longer leading the Indian Falls event, he continues to work as an auctioneer for Harris Wilcox of Bergen and will in fact work an auction at a church tomorrow in Riga.