december, 2023

03dec11:00 am4:00 pmAnnual Auction - Sahuaro Ranch

Event Details

AABA Annual Meeting, Banquet, and Auction
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Fruit Packing Shed/Gallery at Sahuaro Ranch
Glendale, AZ

We will be in the Fruit Packing Shed again this year. This is the
same location as the last several years. Make sure you enter off of 5
9th Ave and Mountain View. Park in the very first parking lot on the

The auction is always a great time to reconnect with old friends and
make new ones. This year the food will be catered by a local company,
so everyone will have more time to relax and enjoy time with your
blacksmith family. Please bring new friends too. We want to expand
our blacksmith family, and, if you have a friend who would be
interested in blacksmith or even just seeing some amazing blacksmith
work, please invite them.

We have our auction annually to raise funds for the Read Carlock
Memorial Scholarship Fund. That fund supports scholarships for
qualified applicants to further their blacksmith and metalsmithing
education. In recent years we’ve auctioned off items such as bottle
openers, napkin rings, lamps, wall art, and even tables. You don’t
have to make atable to participate, but if you’ve got a project idea
that you’ve always wanted to try, here’s a great reason to make it.
Maybe it’s a centerpiece for a table or a unique door knocker. Every
item donated, large or small, is welcome and appreciated. Craig
Riggle, our professionally trained auctioneer, will auction off all
the items and many people will go home with some amazing treasures.

We do need help during the auction with spotters and presenters, so, if you are interested, please contact
Jason at 602-717-1459 or

Also, remember that it is time to elect AABA officers and members of
the AABA board of directors for the coming year. The results of the
election will be announced at the Annual Meeting. Be sure to vote
with the ballot card insert in the middle of this newsletter.

Directions to the Fruit Packing Shed in Sahuaro Ranch, Glendale, AZ

* I-17 to Dunlap Ave.
* West on Dunlap (which turns into Olive Ave.) to 59th Ave.
* North (right) on 59th Ave. to Mountain View Rd.
* West (left) on Mountain View
* Take first right into the East Parking Lot.
* Walk from the parking lot to the Fruit Packing Shed.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saguaro Ranch Park

9802 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302

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