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Handmade toy barns to be auctioned at Adriel

A woodworker from Urbana is one of the many artisans, quilters, bakers and other contributors whose 200 handmade items will be up for sale at the Adriel Benefit Auction, slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Yoder Activity Center in West Liberty.

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Denny McCall of Urbana sits Friday evening next to one of two toy barns that he created for the Adriel Benefit Auction, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Yoder Activity Center. Behind him, attendees at the preview night Friday look at quilts that will be auctioned. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Doors open at 8 a.m. for breakfast and a preview of items.

Denny McCall spent a total of about four months creating two toy barns out of scrap wood for the event, he said Friday evening during a preview soup supper at the Adriel campus.

While one of the toy barns features John Deere green and the other is Farmall red, both of the items integrate an Ohio Barn Quilt pattern on one of the walls. The barns also include animal and farmer figurines and incorporate details like windows and ladders that lead to barn lofts.

ā€œIā€™m hoping that kids will really enjoy these. I think adults even get a kick out of them, too,ā€ the Honeywell retiree said of his handiwork.

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