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Fellowship Day BBQ and Auction on September 14


Residents Susan Fast, Jacob Dagen, Eleanor Honaman and Fred Honaman, display some of the items, including the 1989 Cadillac Deville, to be auctioned off on September 14 at Landis Homes Fellowship Day and Auction

Landis Homes annual Fellowship Day and Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, September 14. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the opening of the silent auction, market place, registration, baked goods/produce stands, yard sale and new this year, a car exhibit.

The live benefit auction, beginning at 9:00 a.m., will consist of quilts, antiques, handcrafts and one-of-a-kind items. Some of this year’s quilts include Amazon Star, Log Cabin, Amish Trip Around the World, Bargello, Sea Swept, Timberline and Lady of the Lake as well as many other patterns. Several individuals donated quilt tops that were quilted by the Landis Homes residents. The quilt portion of the auction begins at 1:30 p.m.   

This year’s art selection has many original and limited edition prints including work by local artists Christiane David, Tim Harkleroad, Paris Wyatt Llanso, Velma Magill, Susie Riehl, Kyong Sill Shin, Suk Shuglie, Andy Smith, Julia Swartz, Myrtle Tremblay, Steve Wilson, Charles X. Carlson, Lynne Yancha, Gladys Zeiset and more. The art auction will begin at about 10:30 a.m.

Handcrafts comprise creations in wood, ceramics, stained glass and textiles. There is a wide array of jewelry, including some with precious stones. Antiques include dolls, a vintage rocking horse, caned rocking chair as well as a variety of dishes and other household items.

Specialty items include a 1967 Phillies baseball autographed by Robin Roberts, a hot air balloon ride and two excursions to Williamsburg: one for a Fall Color Getaway in October and the other for the Christmas Spectacular in December.

A silent auction that is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offers many useful and interesting pieces from works of art to household items. The gift baskets, donated by Landis Homes employees and residents, include themes like Chocolate, Puzzle Tower, Family Game Night and Let’s Get Healthy.  

Children’s activities will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon and consist of a barrel train ride, a bouncing castle, wagon rides and face painting. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. WJTL’s Lisa Landis will broadcast  Kids Cookie Break  live. The Courtyard Railroad Village will run trains outdoors from 9:30-2:30 p.m.

The chicken barbecue can be purchased as a dinner, which includes a chicken half, baked potato, applesauce, roll and a drink or as chicken only. Meals can be purchased at the pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while supply lasts, to take-out or eat-in. The cost is $12.00 for a complete dinner and $8.00 for the half-chicken only.

There will be fresh produce to take home and baked goods of all varieties will be for sale as long as they last. Other food offerings include: breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, sub sandwiches, salads, soup, donuts, fruit cups and ice cream.

Robert E. Martin and Sons Auctioneers will be directing the live auction with the proceeds benefiting the Caring Fund that is part of the benevolent program.  All events will take place on the Landis Homes campus at 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz.  For a full schedule or to view the photo gallery of auction items, visit www.landishomes.org. For a brochure, call 717-569-3271.