Ladies looking for baked goods or arts and crafts for the upcoming holidays will have a chance to purchase both at the County Fair & Auction on Oct. 12, sponsored by the Hays After 5 Christian women's group. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Bakery Shop, 230 E. Eighth St. in Hays. Serving as auctioneer will be Roger Kisner of Kisner's Auction & Appraisal, 2604 General Hays Road, Suite B.

Dinner will follow, with special speaker Betty Daniels, Winfield.

Daniels, a mom, grandmother and retired businesswoman, will share her philosophy that "everyone needs a hug."

Cost to attend is $12.50. Reservations are due by Oct. 8 to Sherrill at (785)-621-4701 or to dkoster@eaglecom.net. Individuals may bring auction items to the restaurant between 4:30 and 6 p.m. the day of the event. All auction proceeds will benefit Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas, Mo.