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    Students earn $100,000 at fair industrial arts auction 

    Matthew Garrett Goodman

    Matthew Garrett Goodman Jr., of Templeton High School with his ’58 Chevy Tailgate Bench.

    San Luis Obispo County high school students who created exceptional industrial arts projects sold them at a Mid-State Fair auction sponsored by Air Gas and other supporters.

    The products ranged from wine barrel tables to a stainless steel barbecue.

    A steel military table by Garrett Schiffer fetched $3,500. The stainless stell barbecue sold for $6,000. The money went to the students. The total generated by the auction this year, $100,800, which is a new record.

    The annual event has grown in attendance as craftsmanship and creativity have attracted higher sales prices. About 250 people attended the auction Thursday afternoon at the Mud-State Fair.

    Wade Hasch

    Wade Hasch of Templeton leaning on his Reclaimed Wood Bar.

    Garrett Schiffer

    Garrett Schiffer smiles as bidding on his military, patriotic table and chairs reaches $3,500 sale price.

    Stephanie Irysh

    Stephanie Irysh, a recent Paso Robles High School grad, and her big chair. She built the chair snd painted the artwork.

    Zerek Brown

    Zerek Brown of Atascadero High School with his steel saddle and tack rack.

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