Another Successful Auction!
The 24th annual Shenandoah District Ministries Auction is now history, and preliminary numbers point to another great success!
The two-day income at the fairgrounds (May 20 and 21) totaled $175,162.99. Included in that total are the cattle auction, which brought in $15,889.50; the other auctions, which combined for $92,038.50; and income from such enterprises as food sales, plant sales, Sow & Grow, baked goods, etc. These numbers do not include money received at the District Office (golf fees, oyster sales, etc.) prior to the auction. And there are always late-arriving bills to be paid and some additional income.
On Friday evening, 1,124 people dined on 75 gallons of oysters plus country ham and chicken - up from 1,050 last year. On Saturday morning, 465 breakfasts were served (265 omelets and 200 pancake breakfasts); last year, 445 people had breakfast at the auction. And at lunch on Saturday, 226 plate lunches were served, compared to 170 last year. Add to that all of the a la carte options, the ice cream, the donuts, the apple dumplings, etc., and it's a fair guess that no one left hungry.
Thanks to all who volunteered to make the auction a reality and to those who came to eat, bid, buy and enjoy what has become an annual reunion in support of Brethren Disaster Ministries.
And next year will be a major anniversary - the 25-year milestone! Plan now to take part on May 19 and 20, 2017.