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1st Annual Picket Fence Silent Auction - 2009

This was the kick-off year for the Tour of Oxford's Picket Fences and the Silent Auction which was held in October.

2009 Picket Fence Auction Results & Facts:

Top Selling Fences -

Boomer's Morning Walk Jane McCarthy $300.00
Oxford-As Good As It Gets Mimi Starke $300.00
Sunset at Sandaway Santy Gibson $205.00

Mark your calendar now for next year's Picket Fence Silent Auction event to be held on Saturday, October 2 at the Oxford Community Center.

Click on title to view 2009 entries.
Location Artist Title
1. Oxford Ferry Joan Nubie Oxford by the Shore
2. Robert Morris Inn Santi Gibson Sunset at Sandaway
3. Gallery 214 Donna Richards Mother Goose
4. Ruffled Duck Inn Dennis ButtnerGeneral Pickett's Nightmare
5. Oxford Bank & Trust Oxford BankDog Park
6. Hinckley Boatyard Susie Hackman New Life
7. Cutts & Case Linda Kirvan Sailing Away
8. Schooners/Scottish Creamery Joyce Buttner God Blessed America
9. Oxford Museum Libby Cole Oxford's Train
10 Tred Avon Yacht Sales Mimi StarkeOxford, As Good As it Gets
11. Mystery Loves Company Robin CawleyBasket of Flowers
12. Nichols House Joanne Boughner Peaceful Oxford
13. St. Paul's Wesleyan Church Jane McCarthy Boomer's Morning Walk
14. Oxford Inn/Pope's Tavern Anne SharrifGateway to the Past
15. Oxford Community Center Lorraine WhiteFunky Fish,-Crazy Crabs.

History of the Oxford Picket

Early photographs of the town show that the unique Oxford picket fence graced lawns in Oxford around the mid-1800s. We don't know who installed the first fence or who imagined its distinctive and exotic design -- the onion dome with center hole. That architectural shape had been popular in Russia, India, and the Middle East for centuries. So it's not far-fetched to ponder that an early sea captain brought the fence to town. - - Beth Schucker