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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rain won't wash out Hospice of Lancaster County Auction

Hospice of Lancaster County is dedicated to providing care and comfort to help patients and families live better at end of life.

Labor Day's rain might wash out some holiday barbeque plans, but the annual Hospice of Lancaster County Auction will continue uninterrupted.  All auctions for new and used items will be inside and protected from the rain.

Amish play a big part in the auction, preparing all the food, and provide auction items, including sheds and furniture. 

The thousands of customers can taste traditional Amish-cooked food including barbequed chicken and glazed donuts. The winner of a new Harley Davidson and Ford Mustang will also be announced this afternoon.

From the website--  Hospice of Lancaster County's popular Labor Day Auction runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Lampeter Fairgrounds, Route 741 and Lampeter Road.
The event, which is free and open to the public, features elaborate quilts, handcrafted Amish furniture, more than 150 pieces of framed local artwork, sports and celebrity memorabilia, vacation packages, jewelry, home and garden accessories, plants, gift certificates, crafts and Amish-prepared food.

Craig Studenroth of B & B Communcations, Lancaster, checks a speaker that is part of a system that shows, even to bidders in the back rows, items that are being auctioned off . The biggest auctions are inside two buildings, so rain shouldn't keep people away. 

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