Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Holmes County, Ohio Bed and Breakfast Located Near Upcoming Benefit Auction

As Summer begins in Holmes County, Ohio, so do the local benefit auctions taking place throughout the summer, all of which are located near The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast. One well known auction coming June 7 and 8, 2013 is The Holmes County Rails to Trails Benefit Auction. All proceeds from the event will go to the Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition for ongoing year-round maintenance and development of the Holmes County Trail from Fredericksburg to Brinkhaven.

The Holmes County Trail serves as a safe and great getaway to miles of breathtaking beauty, the whole family can enjoy, whether biking, walking, or horseback riding. One lane of the trail is paved with asphalt for biking, roller-blading, walking, running, and wheelchairs, while the adjoining lane is paved with "chip and seal" for Amish buggies and horseback riding. It is labeled as the first Trail in the nation to accommodate Amish buggies, which now has 15 miles of the 29 mile trail open from Fredericksburg to Killbuck.

Starting the Holmes County Rails to Trails Auction on Friday night, June 7 will be youth volleyball and corn hole tournament beginning at 6:30 at the Holmes County Fair Grounds, as well as a preview of the auction items from 4:00-9:00 pm.

The Schedule for Saturday, June 8 begins with breakfast at 7:00 am. consisting of Breakfast Sandwiches, fresh fruit, donuts, cream sticks, orange juice and coffee. Following breakfast will be the Road Apple 5-K (registration begins at 7 am.). The 2 mile walk will begin at 7:30 am. and the 5K Race at 7:45 am. Following the events will be an awards ceremony at 8:45 am. All events will be held on the Holmes County Trail starting and finishing at Hipp's Depot located off of SR 39 West of Millersburg. Food will be served at the Fair Grounds.

 The Auction begins at 9:00 am. Miscellaneous Items such as: crafts, garden tools, furniture and quilts, a bedroom suite, hutches, table and chairs, ceder chest, and numerous wood items donated by local craftsmen will be sold. Starting at 10:30 will be the Open Buggy and Lawn Furniture auction, including a Play Mor swing set, Toro Model 20199 with 30" deck, Hustler Walk-Behind Mower with 48" deck, and a Toro Model 30489 with a 52" deck. A 16x24 log cabin featuring an 8x24 porch and a loft inside, will be sold at 12:30 pm. on Saturday.

 The Lunch Menu will include BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Corn Dogs, Noodles, Salad Bar, Pie, and Ice-cream. A Bake Sale will be held all day, selling fry pies, locally make cookies, bread, and pies.

For more information or to make a donation in Holmes County's unique non-motorized transportation and recreation corridor, contact 330-674-0475 or visit www.holmestrail.org.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Holmes County, Ohio, Bed and Breakfast Shares About Local Benefit Auction

The 37th Annual Holmes County Training Center Spring Festival, coming May 10 and 11, is a great opportunity for guests staying at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, to experience one of  the many annual benefit auctions in Holmes County, which serves as a large attraction to the local Amish communities.

The event benefits the students and adults of the Holmes County Training Center and Lynn Hope Industries, sponsored by the Holmes County Association for Handicapped citizens. Festivities will start Friday and continue all day Saturday, including entertainment, live music, food, raffles and auctions. Friday evening all the auction items can be viewed from 6:00-9:00 pm. Open Volleyball will take place from 6:00 pm to midnight, and soup and sandwiches will be served throughout the evening. Starting at 3:00 Friday will be a bake sale running until 10 pm. Entertainment: Holmes County Bluegrass, Liberated 4 Him, and John Schmid will be performing from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Amish-made Quilts

Schedule for Saturday, May 11. 2013

Breakfast - 7:00 am. to 10:00 am.
Bake Sale - 7:00 am. to Sold Out
Craft & Furniture Auction - 9:00 am.
Silent Auction - 9:00 am. - 1:00 pm.
Children's Games - 10:00 am. to Noon and 2:00 pm. to 4:00 pm.
Chicken Barbecue - 11:30 am. - Sell Out
Special Auction - 1:00 pm.
Quilt Auction (Featuring over 100 Amish-made comforters, quilts, and wall hangers) - 2:00 pm.

The Spring Festival Auction will be held at the Holmes County Training Center, 8001 Township Road 574, Holmesville, Ohio. 4.5 miles North of Millersburg off of State Route 83. For more information call 330-674-8045

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
May 7, 2013