Benefit Auction, October 24 & 25, 2014

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.

What happened in 2013?

In 2013, our 30th annual benefit auction was held on October 25 and 26, 2013 at the Farmersville Auction Grounds. Collector items, beautiful quilts and wall hangings, toys, valuable gift certificates, great food, framed artwork, 3-D picture, hardware, tools and many more items were sold.

The auction goal was $100,000. We exceeded all expectations and had net receipts (after expenses) of $115,240 to be shared with 6 prison chaplain ministries and aftercare programs. At about 8 PM, during the Friday evening auction, Director Nelson Martin “interrupted” the selling to announce that everyone there was part of a history making event. The $2 million mark had just been passed since the auction began in a small way in 1983. There was time for clapping and giving of thanks.

Items Sold at the 2013 Auction

Donated Services Sold at the Auction

Gingrich Builders

20 Hours of Carpenter’s Service. Your Project – Reparirs or New Construction (Within 50 Miles.)

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)

Integrity Lawn and Landscaping Services

One full year (4 lawn treatments) 20,000 sq. ft. lawn, ( Within 25 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.