sandals and sunglasses were de rigueur for our first koi
auction. Temperatures soared into the upper 90s and the
bidding for some choice imported koi was nearly as hot.
The gin rin (two-step) Kohaku below was the top seller,
bringing $150. Also offered for sale were about a dozen
domestically-bred fish donated by SLWGS members. Altogether,
the auction sales topped $2,500.
Jokerst and Pat Tosie had traveled to Minnesota to select
fish for the auction from Koi Acres, a highly reputable
importer. They were from two of Japan's top breeders--Isa
auction was planned and organized by Rick and Pam Jokerst,
Pat Tosie and Steve Metzler, our Associated Koi Clubs of
America representative. Metzler and his wife, Terry, hosted
the event at their home. It was well organized and went
smoothly--a great event!