Benefit Auction, October 24 & 25, 2014

Friday, October 24

4:00 – 7:00 PM:  Big John’s Chicken Dinner by donation

Eat in at the auction site…Ephrata Business Center 

Take out will also be available down the road at Cornerstone Mennonite Church (240 S. Oak St, Ephrata)

5:00 PM:  Main auction begins

Furniture, crafts, theme baskets, meats, Gene Wenger’s ham loaves, produce, groceries, a select group of pictures, and gift items.

Second Auction Begins

6:00 PM DeWalt and Makita Tool Sale

7:00 PM Winross and collectible toys sale

Saturday, October 25

7:00 AM Pancake and sausage breakfast by donation

8:30 AM  Auction begins

11:00 Am Specialty items being sold including John Deere tractor, pedal tractors, items made by inmates, framed pictures, gift certificates, and more

1:00 PM Quilt Auction


Auction Location

Ephrata Business Center, 400 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA

After years of steady growth for the prison ministry benefit auction, the Support for Prison Ministry Board is glad to announce plans to re-locate this year’s auction to the Ephrata Business Center.

This spacious facility has a large auditorium for the main auction, a room for expanded food services, and space for extra auctioneers as needed — all inside a comfortable setting.

In 2014, our 31st annual benefit auction will beheld on October 24 and 25, 2014 at the Ephrata Business Center. Collector items, beautiful quilts and wall hangings, toys, valuable gift certificates, great food, framed artwork, tractor, hardware, tools and many more items will be sold.The auction goal is $105,000. Net proceeds will be shared with 6 prison chaplain ministries and aftercare programs.

Items To Be Sold at the 2014 Auction


  • Silver Morgan Dollars
  • Peace Dollars
  • Silver Walking Liberty Halves
  • Ben Franklin Halves
  • Collector tokens from area towns
  • Rolls of Wheat pennies 

Donated Services To Be Sold at the Auction

Hackman Paving:  1,000 Square Foot Asphalt Driveway. Will Fine Grade and Compact on Your Base Surface (within 50 miles)

Larry Fox Builders:  Carpenter or Remolding Services. Up to 20 Hours (within 50 miles)

Gingrich Builders:  20 Hours of Carpenter’s Service.  Your project – Repairs or New Construction (within 50 miles)

Integrity Lawn and Landscaping Services:  One full year (4 lawn treatments) 20,000 sq. ft. lawn (within 20 mile radius of Ephrata )

Valuable Gift Certificates

Valuable Gift Certificates were sold at silent auction tables and throughout the auction … including Bird-in-Hand Restaurant, Ebersole’s Vacuum Cleaners, Royer’s Pharmacy, Roxanne’s Flowers and Steffy’s Garage. Plus more from area restaurants, auto mechanics, haircuts, grocery and hardware stores, flowers and gifts.




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