Friday, June 5, 2015

Holmes County Trail to host 11th Annual Benefit Auction

Though trains stopped rolling through Holmes county years ago, the old railroad line, now a paved path for non-motorized vehicles and pedestrians, continues to serve residents of the county and beyond. Being a privately funded operation, the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition has used the funds from the annual benefit auction to maintain the trail since the first one was held 11 years ago. On Saturday, June 13, the Coalition will continue their efforts to invest in the area's unique non-motorized transportation and recreation corridor. The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast invites our guests and any other visitors to the area to participate in this vital and one-of-a-kind community event.

Beginning at 7:00am on Saturday, the benefit auction promises a day full of various auctions and activities for all ages to enjoy. Breakfast will be served at the opening of the event, and auctions will commence at 9:30am. Part of the tradition of the auction is the Road Apple 5k run that begins at 7:45. This run begins and ends at Hipp's Depot in Millersburg, making a full circle of the trail system that stretches from Fredericksburg to Brinkhaven. 
Among the auction items are hand-crafted quilts, grandfather clocks, other wooden furniture, a 16x24 log cabin, an outdoor patio set, and even a raffle for a 3-year-old pony. Also included are outdoor playsets, buggies and other outdoor equipment.

Food vendors and a bake sale will also be present, serving local favorites such as BBQ chicken, pulled pork, home made noodles and plenty of desserts. 100% of the proceeds from the benefit auction will go into the maintenance of the trail and its depots. For more information, visit

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