Amish and Mennonites are known for putting on a series of Haiti benefit auctions throughout the year in various locations. These auctions are meant to support mission work in the impoverished country.
Today Tom serves up photos from a Mennonite-run Haiti auction held this past Friday-Saturday in Penn Yann, NY. This is in Yates County in the “Finger Lakes” region of west-central New York.
The auction was well-advertised, as you can see by the signs.
Tom: “This part of New York has a large population of Old Order and more progressive Mennonites. They came by buggy. bicycle and car . It was wonderful to see hundreds of people of all ages working together for the people of Haiti. They had a nice supper that was by donation.”
The schedule. I do like how the Roast Beef Dinner warms you up for the Cattle Auction. Coincidence?
How the money works: “No sales tax, no commission, no buyers premium. 100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief”. Everyone is chipping in.
Sweet and sharp. Looks like we have some maple syrup and a holstered chainsaw.
The hanging planters have landed.
And son’s (plus room for a couple of friends).
Haiti auctions will have informational stands like this one showing work done in the country. You may also be able to taste foods based on Haitian recipes.
Mennonite bed in the furniture section.
Horses will follow you anywhere.
And finally a couple more attractive quilts. This one seems very autumn to me.
Thanks again to Tom. I saved a couple of interesting photos which I’m going to share with you tomorrow.