Monday’s auditor’s sale of forfeited land, held at the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, was a complete success.
The vestibule area at the sheriff’s office was jam-packed with 57 bidders and a number of onlookers.
“It was a very well-attended auction,” said Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach, who conducted the auction.
All 17 properties in the auction were sold.
“My goal going in was to sell every piece of property and it met my expectations,” the auditor said.
People were already lining up to bid an hour before the sale.
The highlight of the sale was the former Clark/Eagle gas station located at 78 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.
The gas station has been closed since 2005.
Lanny Gilbert, from Pizza Cravin’, cast the lone bid of $100 for the Eagle station and was the winner.
Tkach thanked Gilbert after announcing he was the successful bidder and Gilbert also received a round of applause from those in attendance.
The sale featured two properties from North Fairfield, three from Plymouth, two from Norwalk city, one from Monroeville village, Bellevue city, Bronson Township, Peru Township and Lyme Township, two from Willard city and three from New London village.
The highest bid of the day was for the property at 106 W. Ashtabula St., North Fairfield, in the amount of $46,000.