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The 2014 Benefit Auction

The New Bethlehem Wesleyan Methodist School

2014 Benefit Auction

 In the fall of the year there is always a very special event-the annual auction to benefit our local Christian school.  We always look forward to this fun evening, and this year did not disappoint.

The evening is lots of fun, full of laughter, good food, and looking for a good bargain.



After running out of room at the school itself, the auction was moved to the New Bethlehem Fire Hall, and has been held here for the last few years.  It is a convenient location in  the center of  town.

The crowd was the largest yet, and we are glad that the news of our auction is spreading.



Everyone-young and old-always has a good time.


The success of the auction depends on the donations of willing donors.  The tables lining the walls of the fire hall were filled with lots of interesting items to be bid on.  The old adage ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is proved true here.  This is a good place to get rid of all the stuff that is no longer wanted.  There are true treasures to be found when the boxes are opened.



When one box was opened, look what was found inside!

When the 2 items inside were pulled out, a loud collective sigh was heard….sighs of ‘oh no! we are not bringing that home!’ mixed with sighs of ‘Oh! how cute!  I want it!’


It didn’t seem that there was a big desire for kittens, though they did make everyone smile!-they only went for $1.00 each.

They did spice up the evening!

Michael, below, checking, to answer the question, “What is it?”


Happy girls….


…and 1 happy kitten!


The Jr. / Sr. class also uses this time to raise money for their annual trip, and they provided the food for the evening.

On the menu were meatball subs and sauerkraut and sausage subs.



And lots of goodies!  There were many homemade goodies auctioned off-they always go for a good price.


A special treat of the evening was Amish donuts.




It takes a lot of work to do the auction, and I will mention just a few of the people that worked so hard to make this event such a success.  Tracy Rankin worked very hard in getting many of the donations from local businesses and others.  Dan Miller, our Amish auctioneer did a great job.  Gabriel Clyde always keeps the evening fun, and Michael Clyde and Bill Davis are his hardworking helpers.  The Jr/Sr class and mothers worked hard to provide the food and drinks.  So  many others helped.  We are grateful for the donations of each one.  Thank you to everyone!

The auction raised $5,000.00 for the school.

Deuteronomy 28:12

“The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure.”




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Who never knew our God;

But children of the heav’nly King

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From faith and hope may grow.


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Or walk the golden streets.


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Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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