Monday Mar 08 2010 comments Mount Pleasant Country Store Auction By: Kim Palaferri/Gold Country Media Services -A +A The Mount Pleasant Country Store auction acquires all sorts of donated hand made items from Afgan Blankets, and prize winning eggs, to even canned peppers too. One jar of peppers brought in $7.50 to help raise monies for The Mount Pleasant Country Store. Lincoln Resident and 25 year attendee Oliver Grey Waits for the right items to come for up for bidding so that he can use his paddle a the 52 Mount Pleasant Country Store that raises money for programs like 4H and FFA?s building. Auctioneer Don Derobertis wows the prospective bidders with his rhythmic chant to persuade bidders out bid one another on items donated for auction. This is Derobertis 30th year doing the Mount Pleasant Country Store auction 97 year old Lila Vineyard has offered plants and succulents for sale at the Mount Pleasant Country Store since it started 52 years ago and has only missed one auction. 6 year old Caelyn O?Hara 4H member runs the bean bag toss to help raise money for the Mount Pleasant Country Store. Auctioneer Don Derobertis gets help from Mark Stevens selling canned jalapeño?s to raise money for Mount Pleasant Country Store using the rhythmic auctioneering chatter. 12 year old Colleen Terra feels victorious after winning a game at the Mount Pleasant Country Store. Taking time apart from farming, 2 FFA help money for the Mount Pleasant Country Store by playing fun games. Auctioneer Don Derobertis and his 2 assistants sell of the pick of the litter for a future lamb donated by Fish Club Lamb which raised over $200 to go toward the upkeep of the Mount Pleasant Finding a cozy spot to watch the live auction, Cody Vineyard is excited to see all the items up for bid and the fast paced show of the auctioneer too. Plenty of home made items were available for purchase at the Mount Pleasant Country Store like ?Chicken & Eggs? succulent that was purchased by Craig England. ?I thought this was interesting so I am taking it home to my Mother-in-Law?, said Craig.