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Fellowship Day Saturday, Sept. 8

 

Two of many resident volunteers who make Landis Homes auction possible, stand with a variety of items that will be sold to the highest bidder on September 8. Roy Weaver, pictured standing, drives throughout the county picking up donations from local businesses. Jacqueline Myers has completed some quilts and quilted items for the auction.

Landis Homes 46th annual Fellowship Day and Chicken Barbecue will be held on Saturday, September 8, with happenings of interest to persons of all ages. The fun begins at 8:00 with the opening of the silent auction, market place, registration, baked goods/produce stands and the yard sale.

 A live benefit auction that begins at 9:00 a.m. will consist of quilts, antiques, handcrafts and one-of-a-kind items. Some of this year’s quilts include larger patterns like Brilliance, Amish Lone Star, Bejeweled and Wave Bargello as well as smaller quilts like Rumble in the Jungle, Colorful Fish, Copper Pennies and Hearts Aflutter. In some cases individuals or businesses donated tops that were quilted by the Landis Homes quilters. 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, Liz Hess, Paris Wyatt Llanso, Lee Lovett, Velma Magill, Kyong Sill Shin, Suk Shuglie, Andy Smith, Julia Swartz, Steve Wilson, Charles X. Carlson, Freiman Stoltzfus and more. The art auction will begin at about 10:45 a.m. with Liz Hess as emcee.

There are hand crafted items in wood, ceramic, stained glass and textiles. There is also a wide array of jewelry including some that contain precious stones.

An autographed baseball signed by Phillies Hall of Famers from the 1976 Roster as well as manager Danny Ozark, six months of delicious pecan pies by a local baker, or a chance to experience the Williamsburg Christmas Spectacular on a get-a-way trip are all in specialty items category.

A silent auction that is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will include many useful and interesting items from works of art to household items. The gift baskets, donated by Landis Homes employees, include themes like Coffee & Chocolate, Puzzle Tower, A Taste of India, 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. WJTL’s Lisa Landis will broadcast  Kids Cookie Break  live beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a visit is planned with her 101-year old  Grandma Landis.  

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: hot dogs, sub sandwiches, 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.

 

Two of many resident volunteers who make Landis Homes auction possible, stand with a variety of items that will be sold to the highest bidder on September 8. Roy Weaver, pictured standing, drives throughout the county picking up donations from local businesses. Jacqueline Myers has completed some quilts and quilted items for the auction.