The online news site, InkFreeNews, carries a story today of an effort by members of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), to raise funds to benefit a Habitat for Humanity build in their community. A quilt auction and dessert, hosted by the Practical Living Adult Bible Fellowship, will be held Friday, October 26 at the church’s community center, the Hub. It benefits a build for Jim and Tina Bauer, who are members of the class. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Winona Lake Grace Brethren To Hold Auction For Habitat Build
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, will host a Home Sweet Home dessert and quilt auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Hub, a community building behind the church at the corner of Publishers Drive and College Avenue in Winona Lake.
The dessert, consisting of homemade pie baked by congregation members, ice cream, coffee and apple cider, is available for a freewill donation, and runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The dessert is accompanied by a silent auction of more than 60 themed and quilt-related items and baskets.
A live auction, featuring auctioneer Glenn Hochstetler of MeadowBlend Auctions, Leesburg, will begin at 8 p.m. Approximately 12 to 15 locally made quilts and more than 20 other handcrafted items will be auctioned, including “Be My Neighbor,” the queen-size featured quilt pieced by a group of women at Winona Lake Grace Brethren and quilted by Kathy Slater.
For those who are unsuccessful at bidding, a table with smaller items for purchase will be available.
By design, all items carry a theme of home, house, family or comfort. Basket themes include “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Star of Bethlehem,” Thomas Kinkade, pumpkins, thankful home, “Kids Love Christmas,” “Deck the Halls,” “Homebaked Holidays,” gingerbread house, “Heart of the Home,” sweet treats, stationery and correspondence, homemade porcelain baby doll, chocolate lovers, barbecue, man’s tool bucket and “Bringing Baby Home” for a boy and girl.
Other auction items include a handmade fishing pole, pillows, coffee mugs and a variety of items made from a repurposed vintage quilt.
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