Three buildings that were owned by the Defiance chapter of the DAV were sold at auction Saturday morning.
The highest bidder was Charlene Grant of Defiance, who paid $130,000 for all the buildings and about 4–1/2 acres of property, according to the Crescent News.
Somewhere between 35–40 people showed up at the auction, and in the end, it was between two bidders — Charlene Grant and Pete Schlegel.
Following the auction, Grant said that her daughter, Melissa Grant, has some ideas about what she wants to do with the buildings, including possibly using them as rentals for wedding receptions and other events.
The local DAV chapter is downsizing due to decreasing membership and expenses associated with the buildings.
Another 11 acres behind the buildings was sold last year to Dave Mick of Defiance, who will use it for farmland.