BY MELANIE BUCK –
Local auctioneer, Shannon Hunter, had a successful weekend while attending the Arkansas Auctioneers Association Annual Convention. Hunter brought home two trophies for her talents as an auctioneer. She was awarded 1st place in the 2017 Ringman Competition and 2nd Runner-Up in the Pro-Bid Calling Championship.
She was also elected as an Association Board Member for a three-year term.
Hunter said, “I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of my family, my auction team, and my friends. I love you all so much. I am bringing new knowledge home to continue to provide our clients with the best auctions possible.”
Hunter has been an auctioneer for almost 14 years and owns Hunter’s Auction Service in Mena, along with her husband, Ray. She is also a real estate agent with Holly Springs Real Estate in Mena.
Hunter plans to go back to compete again next year. She said there are not a whole lot of women auctioneers in the south and that none had ever won the Pro-Bid Calling Championship. “I want to go back next year to win,” Hunter said.
She added, “I really appreciate the support from our community. They have been real accepting, even when we first started. We have built our business up over the years and we try to support back. We volunteer to do auctions for Lioness and the Chamber. I like to use my talents to give back to the community.”