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WIU School of Agriculture Legacy Sale Ends Tonight

April 27, 2021

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's Livestock Merchandising class will host an online auction through 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 27) to help with expenses for the Livestock Judging Team and the WIU livestock farms.

The sale includes 119 items, including a wooden bar, hand-crafted by senior agriculture major Stewart Andres, of Woodland, CA, and made from part of the former basketball court flooring taken from Western Hall.

Andres found the wood floor for sale while he was browsing on Facebook Marketplace, and didn't realize it was from WIU until he picked it up from a local seller.

The bar's top is made up of the basketball court material from Western Hall and Andres added a metal decal, made by the WIU Engineering Technology department, to the front. He also added purple lighting to the finished piece.

The sale is organized by the WIU Livestock Merchandising class, taught by Associate Professor of Agriculture Mark Hoge.

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