The Waldo County Best of the Best 2018 Business Showcase and silent auction took place May 9 at the Crosby Center. The free event, open to the public, annually invites businesses to display wares, offer food and drink samples, and make donations to a silent auction.

Proceeds from the silent auction benefit a scholarship for Waldo County students furthering their education at University of Maine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The auction featured gift certificates to local businesses, goods such as artwork and furnishings, toys, plants and flowers, tools, and jewelry, among other items.