See You Next Year!

The Zanesville Pumpkin Auction is a wrap for this year. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. We appreciate everyone who came out to buy pumpkins, all of the businesses that graciously donated to our silent auction, and every volunteer who helped bring this event to life.

Our primary goal for this year was to positively impact the community. We believe we accomplished that goal. Thank you!

We also raised over $1,000 for our campus building restoration project.

We especially want to thank the following businesses for their donations:

Chapman’s Coffee House (New Concord, Ohio)
The Color Pallet Salon (Zanesville, Ohio)
Curly Girl Farm (Zanesville, Ohio)
Fall Chiropractic (Cambridge, Ohio)
Melissa Pauquette Photography (Zanesville, Ohio)
Pappy’s Plants (Roseville, Ohio)
PV’s Pumpkin Patch (Frazeysburg, Ohio)
Rosa Villa Designs (Somerset, Ohio)
Urban Floral (Zanesville, Ohio)
Wally’s Pizza (New Concord, Ohio)

We also want to thank the law office of Gottlieb, Johnston, Beam, and Dal Ponte for graciously allowing us to use their parking lot. And thank you to Prater’s Highway Market for helping us to fill in our inventory.

We look forward to seeing you at the second annual Zanesville Pumpkin Auction on Saturday, October 2, 2021!

Pumpkins from Curly Girl Farm

A big thank you to Kristen Baughman of Curly Girl Farm for generously donating pumpkins!

For more than a decade, Kristen has been growing and selling fresh produce and flowers in the Zanesville, Ohio, area (and she has been farming produce since she was 13). Kristen also heads up the Urban Greens community gardens project. Learn more at

The donated pumpkins will be available pay-as-you-can on Saturday, October 3! Join us from 1pm-4pm at 35 S. 4th St., Zanesville, Ohio, 43701.

Centerpiece and Mum from Pappy’s Plants

Pappy’s Plants has generously donated a gourd centerpiece and a potted yellow mum!

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This super-cute goose-shaped gourd centerpiece is surrounded by a variety of colorful tiny gourds, nestled on a bed of straw and arranged in a sturdy ceramic dish. The potted mum is quite full and just beginning its bloom season.

Pappy’s Plants is a family-owned greenhouse currently offering mums, pumpkins, and cornstalk bundles, as well as succulents and other plants earlier in the growing season. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Place your Highest & Best bid on this delightful fall display right now online (click here) on Saturday, October 3 from 1pm to 4pm at 35 S. 4th St., Zanesville, OH 43701.

Update: Due to the precarious nature of living décor, the gooseneck gourd featured in the top picture has been replaced with this beautiful squash, for an equally lovely centerpiece. The dish and smaller gourds will still be included.

Beautiful Handcrafted Tumblers from Rosa Villa

Rosa Villa has donated a set of three handmade, custom-crafted cold or hot beverage tumblers.

Carry your coffee in these one-of-a-kind tumblers, and show your support for the freedoms we enjoy in our great country.

Rosa Villa crafts custom home decor, apparel, accessories, and drinkware. Learn more on their Facebook page here.

Stop by the Zanesville Pumpkin Auction between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, October 3rd to place a bid. Or you can place a bid online right now (click here).

Pumpkins from PV’s Pumpkin Patch

PV’s Pumpkin Patch has generously donated 10 pumpkins!

Located near Frazeysburg, Ohio, PV’s Pumpkin Patch offers a family-friendly set of farm activities, including a corn maze, jump pad, ninja warrior course, wagon ride, zipline, and more. Check out the full list of activities and food at

Pay what you can for these lovely pumpkins on Saturday, October 3!

Autumn Wreath from Urban Floral

Urban Floral has generously donated an autumn wreath!

This beautiful seasonal wreath will complement any home decor and welcome your home into autumn.

Located in downtown Zanesville, Ohio, Urban Floral offers fresh cut flowers, wreaths, balloon design, and personalized arrangement boxes. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Place your Highest & Best bit on this fantastic wreath at the Zanesville Pumpkin Auction on Saturday, October 3, or you can place a bid online right now (click here).

Coffee and Gift Card from Chapman’s Coffee House

Chapman’s Coffee House has generously donated coffee and a gift card!

This bundle includes a 12 oz. bag of whole-bean Chapman’s Peruvian House Blend and a $10 gift card, good for coffee, sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast, and merchandise. Learn more at

Look for this bundle at the Highest & Best auction at the Zanesville Pumpkin Auction from 1pm to 4pm on October 3! You can also place a bid for this item online right now (click here).

Gift Certificates from Wally’s Pizza

Wally’s Pizza of New Concord has generously donated two $20 gift cards!

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Wally’s Pizza has been serving for over 50 years. The menu currently features a selection of pizza, wings, subs, salads, and sides. Learn more and order at

These gift cards can be used at any Wally’s Pizza location.

Place your Highest & Best bid for some tasty pizza on Saturday, October 3! Or you can place a bid online right now, just click here to find the silent auction online.

Haircut and Product from The Color Pallet Salon and Spa

The Color Pallet Salon and Spa has generously donated an attractive zippered pouch filled with hair care products, along with a gift card for a free women’s haircut!

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Included in the pouch is a tube of Kenra Perfect Blowout light hold styling creme, a spray bottle of Kenra Shine Spray, a spray bottle of Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo, and a pumper bottle of Maria Nila Breeze Hand Lotion, along with a nifty coffee cup insulator sleeve.

The Color Pallet Salon and Spa on Maple Avenue in Zanesville offers women’s haircuts, nail services, hair color services, massage therapy, and more. All services are by appointment only. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Place your Highest & Best bid on this lovely hair care bundle at the Zanesville Pumpkin Auction on Saturday, October 3! You can also place a bid online right now.

The Highest & Best Auction

What’s a Highest & Best auction? Why haven’t you heard of it before?

Because we just made it up!

In order to respect the government’s mandates during COVID, we’ve invented our own silent auction.

Here’s how it works: you get one bid per item. Only ONE! So you better make it count.

Write down your best offer for the item you’d like. Your top dollar. If you only want to pay $1, bid $1—you never know. Drop your bid in the box, and then you can go home. At the end of the day, the highest bid wins!

  1. You put in your highest and best possible bid for the item you want. Then you leave.
  2. If your bid is the highest, you win! We’ll call you.

If you’ve placed the highest bid, we’ll call you to arrange payment and pickup of the item. You must return our call within 48 hours or we’ll have to move on to the next bid.

In the event that there’s a tie, we’ll choose the winner randomly from among the highest bids. (Pro tip: to avoid a tie, bid an amount you think no one else will bid!)

We’ll have great items from restaurants, hair salons, and much more! Get ready to place your Highest & Best bid!

Who knows? Maybe in the future everyone will do this and they’ll call it a “Muskingum County Auction.”

P.S. You can also place your bid online. Stay tuned for details.