Brethren Disaster Relief Auction – The Quilts

Friday and Saturday – September 23 & 24

1Booklets advertising the auction of 108 quilts and wall hangings. Several were added after the printing of this book.

1a-1The featured quilt sold for $2,000.00.

1cThose who enjoy quilts will enjoy the following handiwork.

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9c-1It was donated by Annville Church of the Brethren in memory of my parents good friend Myra Ziegler.

9c-2It sold for $3,400.00.

It was fun watching the smiles on her husband and daughter’s faces.

The quilt auction brought in $32,000.00 for disaster relief.

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction ~ The Main Auction

Saturday, September 24

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saturdays-auction-4I never saw a mouse trap like this. 🙂

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saturdays-auction-29Frank led in opening devotions and audience singing.

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saturdays-auction-19I know some of the auctioneers and runners, but since I don’t know each one, I will not give names.

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saturdays-auction-25A few of the auction organizers in conversation.

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saturdays-auction-34Linnea recording final bids.

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saturdays-auction-37Kevin and Angela serve on the auction committee.

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saturdays-auction-38A 40th Anniversary pie in memory of Charlene who died suddenly earlier this year. Earl and Charlene served on the auction committee.

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saturdays-auction-43Orpha watering flowers before this container was sold.

saturdays-auction-44These marble rollers are handmade and one or two are sold each year. They often sell for $500 or more – beyond my budget.

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saturdays-auction-48These items were knitted by a blind woman.

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saturdays-auction-50I stayed until this Winross model truck was sold. It was the only thing on which I planned to bid – if it didn’t go too high. Cerwin drove a propane truck for Myer’s, and was there for 40 years. However, the company changed names several times. Cerwin has two of these, so we didn’t need one, but Cerwin didn’t want it to sell for under $40.00. It went for $170.00. I did not even bid.

Tomorrow night will be my final post for BDRA – the quilts.

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction ~ West Hall

Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24

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1-5Prior to the auction, hostesses sign up to prepare meals, sometimes by saying what they will prepare, the date, and how many they will serve. On BDRA Friday and Saturday, people can sign up for a meal by paying $20.00 per person to go to the house of the host/hostess on the date they list.

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dsc_7562Doran had been handcrafting potholders for this benefit auction since 1972. The sign says that he has sold more than 10,000.

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Brethren Disaster Relief Auction ~ Center Hall, Silent Auction & Country Treasures

Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24

1cCenter Hall is the place where everyone goes through to get to other halls, to find information, get BDRA memorabilia, pick up or return pretzel jars, get auction numbers, and enjoy the coin auction.

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Country Treasures and Silent Auction in Main Hall

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Tomorrow night – West Hall with lots of produce and baked goods

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Brethren Disaster Relief Auction ~ Balloons & Food

Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24

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I will show you more goodies when I get to West Hall where there are many baked items for sale.

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I will post Center Hall Activities tomorrow night.

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Brethren Distaster Relief Auction ~ Theme Baskets & Children’s Auction

Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24

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Tomorrow night – The Food

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction – School Kits & Crafts

Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24

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school-kits-and-crafts-2Gift of the Heart school kits are part of this disaster relief event as they benefit school children following a disaster.

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school-kits-and-crafts-15I never cease to be fascinated by the talents and skills that God has given people.

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school-kits-and-crafts-50It is difficult to walk through the Arts and Crafts building without buying something – but I was successful. 🙂

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Tomorrow night I will post pictures from Southeast Hall where the Children’s Auction and Gift Basket Auction were held.

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction ~ Pole Barn Auction

This two-day disaster relief auction began in 1977 and has provided over $14,000,000.00 (yes, million) in disaster relief to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the world.

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The Pole Barn auction was held on Saturday and is made up of new and good used items, garden tools, sports equipment, and furniture, and is popular with those who are looking for bargains – usually. As in any auction, not every item is a bargain.

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Tomorrow night ~ The Craft Building & School Kits

Brethren Disaster Relief Auction – Main Auction

Saturday, September 26

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1 (7)This hand-carved robin brought $2,100.00.

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1aHe asked for one, and “passed the hat” for an offering toward the auction. Then they sold the hat.

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1b (3)A painting of Merkey’s Church of the Brethren.

1b (4)Mr. Merkey explained a bit of history on the church and how he received the painting.

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