Monthly auctions come to downtown LJ

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By Alex Wimsatt

 LEBANON JUNCTION - A vacant building in Lebanon Junction will come to life on Thursday as Donna and Ken Spangenberger of the Radcliffe based Heartland Auction Company host the first in what they hope will be a series of consignment auctions in the city. 

“I’ve never seen a town more excited about an auction,” said Lebanon Junction Business Association president Kim Shumaker. “It’s such a good thing for the community.”

The Spangenbergers, who own the building at 171 Water Tower Road, recently decided to open it for auctions after seeing the success of their auctions in nearby Vine Grove.

“We thought we’ve got a building in Lebanon Junction, lets do it,” said Heartland principal auctioneer, Donna Spangenberger.

Spangenberger said when she went to city hall to get a business license to hold auctions many residents expressed their excitement and welcomed her with open arms. 

“When the people found out we were going to have an auction everyone was so welcoming. It’s refreshing to go into a small town and see people excited. It makes a business feel good. I just hope that we can supply to them the excitement they have given us,” Spangenberger said. 

“Hopefully people will get some good buys and have some fun. It’s all about having fun.”

As of now Heartland plans to host one auction each month; however, depending on the reception they receive, the Spangenbergers would like to hold an auction in Lebanon Junction every other week. 

Thursday’s auction will feature a wide variety of items from roughly half a dozen different consigners. 

Items for auction will include everything from old money, rare stamp collections and Coca Cola memorabilia to home décor, glassware, commercial clothing racks, household items and more. 

There will be a team of auctioneers from Heartland on hand to help customers, including the Spangenbergers. 

There will also be a full concession stand with food and drinks available for sale.

The building, located off Preston Highway near Lebanon Junction Elementary School at 171 Water Tower Road, will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. 

 For more information about the auction visit www.auctionzip.com/KY-Auctioneers/81620.html or call the Spangenbergers at (270) 352-7451.