Over the weekend, the Holebrook brothers, Chris and Gregg, tried their hand at auctioning off their family heirloom ceremonial plate in the hopes of raising money to donate to the local food truck and also in the hopes of getting the historical plate donated to the Dover Museum.
On Saturday, March 1, the brother’s held the auction of the plate at the restaurant they own, Big Boy in Clare, at 7 p.m.
“We didn’t get a very good turn out,” Gregg said after the event had taken place. “We had a minimum set and it wasn’t met.”
Although the plate auction didn’t go as planned, the food truck will still be getting a donation from the Holebrook’s and the plate is going to it’s rightful home at the Dover Museum.
“In the end it’s still a success,” Gregg said.
The plate has been in the Holebrook family and Chris remembers going to the old Clare Methodist Church when he was a young boy and he remembers stories of his grandfather helping fix up the church.
“The plate sat in our grandparents home for years,” Gregg said. “We didn’t want it to sit around the house forever.”
Gregg and Chris have been displaying the plate at the Big Boy and are happy to have it going to a museum where it’s history and rarity will be appreciated.