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Church holds charity auction

April 07, 2003|by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A riding lawn mower, basketball hoops, a bicycle and a wide variety of other items passed across the auction block to lively bidding Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church.

The 25-member Faithful Followers adult Sunday school class organized the auction to raise money for home improvement projects for the elderly and disabled, said class member Charles Burkett of Hagers-town.

Yard, bake and craft sales were also held throughout the day at the rural church on Coseytown Road near Greencastle.

"We had gone to Kentucky and done some missions projects, then thought we could do something in this area," Burkett said.

In Kentucky, the class replaced a floor in a mobile home, and did painting, plumbing, and auto repair for various families and a school. They also painted a church steeple.

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About 110 local businesses donated more than 200 items and services worth about $8,000 to the auction, Burkett said.

Among the items donated were a skateboard, numerous gift certificates to local businesses, porcelain dolls, a Sundrop Dale Earnhardt Rookie Bottle, a John Deere 150th Anniversary Collector's Set, a Thomas Kincade basket, antique folding rulers, televisions, computers and a Lane Cedar Chest.

Anyone needing the repair services of the church may call Burkett at 301-791-1058.

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