The Melba Community Auction is in its 64th year of operation and sees no sign of stopping.
“Melba is the oldest auction of its kind in the United States,” said announcer David Harrington.
The auction brings merchandise and buyers of all varieties each year.
MCA is known for having the hottest bidding on cakes, birdhouses and quilts but this year a pencil made the list.
Many items brought in high bids but none with a story like the pencil.
According to Melba’s Madge Wylie, “Betty Jessen of Nampa was going through her mother’s belongings recently and her husband, Ken, found a memorial pencil from a 1963 Melba football team fundraising project at the bottom of a box.”
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