Hay Auction 2

Paden Lawler (in yellow), gets ready for the Union Iowa Hay Auction to begin last Saturday. Lawler and his family run the auction on the second Saturday each month from September through May.

It's 6 degrees below zero on a Saturday morning in Union and Dave and Nick Olson are in the best possible place... Grabbing hot coffee and cinnamon rolls from the hands of Gary Lepley and his sister Carla Gear during the monthly Union Iowa Hay Auction.

The Olsons are at the auction as buyers, but there are those who braved the cold last weekend to sell their product as well at the family-run auction. The auction, which seems to be a bit of a mystery to many locals, is held at 10 a.m. sharp on the second Saturday of each month from September through May by the Lawler family.

Hay Auction

Jerry McCoy "calls" the Union Iowa Hay Auction on Saturday, Feb. 13. His niece Heather Lawler records the auction.

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