November 2, 2021

WESTERN® Military Plow Auction Ends with an Exciting Twist!

2021 military plow bid
Key Highlights

The auction will begin on November 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM (CT) and conclude on November 11, 2021 at 11:11 AM (CT).


Bidding has closed.

It was a very exciting conclusion to Western Products’ virtual auction for a one-of-a-kind, military-themed WESTERN® PRODIGY™ winged plow! With all of the proceeds going directly to Camp Hometown Heroesthe auction drew bids from all over the country throughout the bidding period.

As the auction drew to a close, November 11th at 11:11 am, a flurry of bids was coming in via text. In the end, the winning bid at $11,877 was from Gene Stork, Owner of Stork’s Plows in Bernville, PA. This year’s winning bid was over $2,000 higher than last year.

Gene was up against another substantial bidder throughout the entire auction, Nick Mladenovic, a contractor from Two Brothers Contracting in Totowa, New Jersey. They kept bidding against each other, and in the end, when the auction closed, Nick was still trying to bid on the custom military plow. After bidding closed and we discussed the auction with both parties, WESTERN decided to make a second military-themed WESTERN PRODIGY winged plow!

Both bidders will be donating $11,877 each to Camp Hometown Heroes! What an exciting end to the auction for everyone involved!  Because of their generosity, Camp Hometown Heroes will receive $23,754!

About Camp Hometown Heroes

All auction proceeds will be donated to Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings of fallen U.S. Service Members. During their visit to camp, the children begin the healing process with peers who have experienced a similar loss while doing the summer activities that they love. To learn more about this amazing organization, visit the Camp Hometown Heroes website.

Significance of Drawing Time

The auction concludes on Veterans Day, November 11, to honor military veterans. This day coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Happy Veteran’s Day to our soldiers, both past and present.