On Saturday, September 1, 2012, the Mt. Hope Auction Barn will be hosting the Holmes County Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction. Put together by a group of churches to aid the people of Haiti, this event has been going on for 25 years. All donations and proceeds benefit mission trips for the churches in order to provide food, medical services, and to bring the word of God to the Haitian people.
There will be an open house on Friday, August 31 starting at 4 p.m. The food stands will be open and there will be a singing program from 7-9 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and items will be auctioned off throughout the day. Donations include items such as furniture, quilts, animals, outdoor furniture, lawn and garden equipment and much more. Food stands include a breakfast buffet beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday with pancakes, sausage, eggs, donuts, etc. Lunch will include things like BBQ chicken, fish, rice and beans, and lots of desserts.
The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located 7 miles from the Mt. Hope Auction, has rooms available for August 31 and September 1 for those wishing to attend this wonderful benefit.