Benefit Auction, October 27 & 28, 2017

Auction Location

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

In 2017, our 34th annual benefit auction will be held on October 27 and 28, 2017 at the Ephrata Business Center. Collector items, beautiful quilts and wall hangings, toys, valuable gift certificates, great food, framed artwork, hardware, tools and many more items will be sold. Proceeds will be shared with the following 6 prison chaplain ministries and aftercare programs: Lancaster County Prison, Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center, Freedom Gate, Revelations of Freedom Ministries, TTC/the Potter’s House, and We Care Program.  In 33 years, total contribution to prison ministries $2,425,715!!

Schedule of Activities

Friday, October 27

4-7 PM: Big John’s Chicken Dinner (Donation)

Eat in at Ephrata Business Center or get a take out meal at Cornerstone Mennonite Church 240 S. Oak St, Ephrata



4:30 PM: Main auction begins

Furniture, crafts, theme baskets, meats, produce, groceries, a select group of pictures, and gift items.

Second auction continues after Winross sale

6:00 PM: Ertl toys & First Gear Trucks

6:30 PM: Hardware, DeWalt, and Makita tools

Saturday, October 28

7:00 AM: Hearty Breakfast Menu (Donation)

8:30 AM: Auction Begins

11:00 AM: Specialty items

Including Pedal Tractors, items made by inmates,

framed pictures, and Special Gift Certificates

12 Noon: 3D pictures will be sold

1:00 PM: Quilt Auction


Items that will be sold at the 2017 Auction

Donated Services Sold at the Auction
Larry Fox Builders:  Carpenter or Remolding Services. Up to 20 Hours (within 50 miles)

Hollinger Piano Services: 1 Regular Piano Tuning within 15 miles of Lititz

Cloister Flooring America: Up to 240 sq ft carpet or vinyl

Valuable Gift Certificates

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


Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit Cards