Friday, September 20, 2013

Holmes County Home to hold its 42nd Annual Benefit Auction

On Saturday, September 21, the Holmes County Home will hold its 42nd Annual Benefit Auction for the residents of the Home at 7260 State Route 83, in Holmesville, only a short distance from The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast.

The Holmes County Home is an assisted living residence located in Holmesville, Ohio, for members of the community who do not need the full-scale care of a nursing home, but are unable to live independently. The Home is supported by a county levy, but receives no funding from the state or federal governments. The proceeds from the benefit auction go to improving the environment of the Home for its residents, for things such as building repairs or maintenance.

 In the past few years, the money received has gone to renovate a laundry room and kitchen, provide new furniture for the day room as well as new beds, and update flooring and the door security system, among other things.

The two-day event will kick off on Friday evening at 5:30pm with a fish-fry and volleyball tournament. Those wishing to register a team can contact the auction committee at 330-473-3665. Included in the menu for the fish fry will be fish, French fries, kettle stew, hot dogs, fry pies, and kettle corn.

Saturday morning will start early, with a full hot breakfast available at 7am until 10am. The first silent auction begins at 8am along with the bake sale that will continue until it has sold out.

Items to be auctioned are all donated by individuals or businesses in the area. This year, notable items include more than 50 handmade quilts, a silver maple collection, high-quality furniture, grandfather clocks, and ponies and carts.

The furniture auction, which boasts a wide array of oak, cherry and other valuably crafted pieces, begins at 9 am. A full lunch of barbecued chicken, noodles, baked beans, potato salad, fruit, pie, homemade ice cream, soft pretzels, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and kettle corn will be served at 10 am. Auctions will continue with specialty items at noon, followed by lawn furniture at 1:30 pm. The children's auction, which allows children to place their own bids with the help of an auctioneer, begins at 2 pm..

For more information about participating or donating to the auction, contact the Holmes County Home at 330-279-2801 or Aden Hershberger at 330-473-3665.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Beam
September 20, 2013

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