Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

If you are in the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, area, you won’t want to miss this event (Friday and Saturday) at Lebanon Expo Center where lots of money will be raised for Brethren Disaster Relief.

1   I just got home from taking a few pictures of the late morning and early afternoon happenings.

DSC_7311The quilt auction will be Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.

DSC_7359Quilts (and other auction items) were still arriving as I walked around taking pictures.

DSC_7500There are baked items, flowers, plants, and a farmer’s market of vegetables in West Hall.

DSC_7597There is a large variety of food, including Amish-made donuts. I know they are delicious because I had a glazed donut for my lunch.

DSC_7632There are beautiful crafts in the Arena.

DSC_7637This marble roller (available in the auction room) is one of my favorite items and provided my favorite moment of the morning.

DSC_7648Someone demonstrated it for me, so when I went through North Hall (auction room) an hour later, I couldn’t resist putting a few marbles in it to demonstrate the “music” it makes when marbles are sent rolling down the wooden “leaves”.

It sounds a bit like a xylophone.

DSC_7656This man was watching my childish delight, and said, “I made that.”

He talked distinctly, with obvious effort – probably from something like MS – so I had to confirm what he said. I asked, “Did you say you made this?” He smiled and replied, “Yes.”

DSC_7658He was pleased to pose with his amazing craft. He is from Bridgewater, Virginia.


DSC_7668I look forward to the auctions this evening at 5:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 8:50 a.m. There are many other auctions and things going on, but my favorite place to be is at the main auction. I rarely buy anything, but I enjoy seeing everything sell.

Expect to see many more pictures in the next few days.

6 thoughts on “Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

  1. Love the marble “tree.” I would want to buy that if I were there. I’d like to know what it sells for if you find out.

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