Another Successful Auction!
The books are closed on the 2016 Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction - and the great news is the two-day event in May raised $210,585.98! The grand total raised over the 24-year history of the auction now stands at more than $4.3 million!
And next year will be a major anniversary - the 25-year milestone! Plan now to take part on May 19 and 20, 2017.
But for this year, here are some details:
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.