Overwhelming Support of the 30th Annual Labor Day Auction Brings Record-Breaking Funds!
Heat and humidity were no match for the record-setting generosity of bidders at Hospice & Community Care's 30th Annual Labor Day Auction! Thanks to the overwhelming support of so many, the Labor Day Auction raised a stunning $470,000 for the care and support of Hospice & Community Care patients and their families. We are truly grateful to all who gave from their hearts, for the wonderful support of our sponsors, the many donors of thousands of unique Auction items, our dedicated volunteers and staff who worked so very hard, our friends from the Amish community, our fantastic auctioneers who volunteered their time, and everyone who came out to enjoy this amazing event. Thank you so very much for making a difference!
- To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Labor Day Auction, a goal of raising enough funds to provide 30 Days of Hospice Care was set. Far surpassing this goal, generous auction bidders supported 84 Days of Care! These funds will enable Hospice to provide care to those without the financial means to pay for the Hospice care they need.
- There were a variety of deals on wheels up for bid, including two used cars, a motorcycle, a restored tractor, and for the second year, a new Amish carriage was on the auction block, made for Hospice by local carriage makers. This unique item trotted home with a lucky bidder for $9,600.
- "Sell it again!" was heard many times by generous bidders, resulting in the Hospice sheet cake raising a heartwarming total of $2,775.
- The Camp Chimaqua Quilt, created by children who attended our Pathways Center for Grief & Loss overnight bereavement camp was claimed for a heart-warming bid of $700.
- Sports Fans in the Sports Memorabilia Auction Tent raised more than $47,000. Top items included an autographed Wilt Chamberlain basketball that went for a top bid of $825; a football signed by Penn State Head Coach James Franklin for $775; a Yogi Berra signed baseball for $735; and a Johnny Bench signed baseball bat for $500.
- More than $44,000 was raised in food sales alone! There is no denying that the Auction has the best pretzel logs, milkshakes and apple fritters!
- A record number of dedicated Hospice supporters joined the Auction Club, raising more than $11,200.
We humbly thank the many volunteers, artists, quilt makers, and business and individual donors who make the auction possible, as well as the kind members of the Amish Community for the deliciously-prepared food!
Thank You to our 2014 Corporate Sponsors!
Huge thanks to our many sponsors, whose support is crucial to the Auction's success.
Click on the logos of our Presenting Sponsor, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Sponsors to visit their websites.