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.

Haiti Benefit Auction NY

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.”

Mennonite Haiti Benefit Auction

The schedule.  I do like how the Roast Beef Dinner warms you up for the Cattle Auction.  Coincidence?

Haiti Benefit Sale New York

How the money works: “No sales tax, no commission, no buyers premium.  100% of proceeds go to Haiti relief”.  Everyone is chipping in.

Maple Syrup Chainsaw

Sweet and sharp.  Looks like we have some maple syrup and a holstered chainsaw.

Hanging Baskets Mennonite Auction

The hanging planters have landed.

Mennonite Buggy Haiti Auction

Dad’s wheels…

Trike Trailer

And son’s (plus room for a couple of friends).

Haiti Mennonite Missions

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 Furniture Bed

Mennonite bed in the furniture section.

Mennonite Auction Quilt

Horses will follow you anywhere.

Mennonite Quilt

And finally a couple more attractive quilts.  This one seems very autumn to me.

Quilt Mennonite Auction

Thanks again to Tom.  I saved a couple of interesting photos which I’m going to share with you tomorrow.


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