Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Location: Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, Antique Building, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, Ind. 46565
Phone: Adam Yoder: (260) 768-4330
The Community Health Clinic, in Topeka, Ind., will host its second benefit auction. The first auction, held in 2009, raised more than $180,000 for the clinic designed to meet the need for affordable expert medical services that cater to rare diseases common among the Plain Church community.
More than 500 volunteers have been involved in the organization of the fundraiser auction, which will feature a large variety of items, including (partial listing):
• a shop building built on site of choice
• storage barns and animal shelters
• buggies, wagons and trailers
• farm equipment, including a hay wagon, bale elevator and neck yokes
• shop tools and hand tools, including generator, pressure washers and air compressor
• horse harnesses, buggy robes and halters
• bicycles for men, women and tandem riders
• a 40” black-and-white pony
• lawn and garden furniture and supplies, including patio gliders, swing set, campfire grill and lawnmowers
• approximately 60 quilts, wall hangings, comforters and baby blankets
• household furniture, including bedroom suites, dining room tables, recliners and Amish church benches
• Maytag washers, popcorn poppers, antique wood stove and antique kitchen range
• stud services for Dutch Harness, Standardbread, Belgians, Morgans, Crossbreds and others
• trees, shrubs and flowers
• fresh and frozen meats
• gift certificates for meals, events, overhead door, camping and more
A large crowd is expected.
In addition to the auction, there will be free pony rides, train rides and a play area for the kids. Food options include a haystack supper, grilled chicken, pork burgers, sandwiches, kettle corn, pies and ice cream, and a bake sale.
The clinic’s mission is to “provide excellent and affordable medical care consistent with the needs of the Amish, Mennonite and other rural northern Indiana communities, with a focus on individuals and families with special health care needs.” The clinic opened last fall and currently serves more than 100 children and adults.
The clinic staff is committed to being a good steward of the health care dollars available to it and seeks to provide care in a way that reflects the values of the Plain Church community. Proceeds from the auction – in addition to proceeds from the clinic’s annual Dutch Dinner fundraiser, grants, private donations and revenue from patient visits – allow the staff to provide reduced-cost, well-rounded, high-quality medical care and support services for patients with genetic disorders. It also provides a new opportunity for patients to participate in research that ultimately is expected to improve treatment and outcomes for this patient population.
A current list of items available for auction may be found on the following pages or on the CHC website, IndianaCHC.org. Auction-item donations are still being accepted.
For more information about the auction or donating items, contact any of the committee members:
• Adam Yoder: (260) 768-4330
• Lyle Hochstetler: (574) 238-7020
• James Lambright: (260) 761-4107 ext 1
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