More than 100 people chant the tongue twister “Betty Botter bought some butter.”
Then they move on to dollar drills.
This is the Missouri Auction School, the world’s biggest and oldest school for would-be auctioneers. It was founded in 1905.
Twice a year students convene at a Route 66-themed Holiday Inn in Sunset Hills for the week-long class, where they start the day with the 30-minute warm-up. President Paul Dewees says students come from all over the U.S. and even travel from other countries to learn how to become auctioneers.