A new design for a hospice fundraising standby will be available during the nonprofit's annual Labor Day auction.
Each year, the sale features a new memorial garden ornament. The ornaments are crafted by Viocity Group. This year's ornament shows a hospice rose and heart with two butterflies.
The metal ornaments are created by Viocity, hospice spokesperson Allie Bucher said last week.
The ornaments will be for sale during the auction. There will be 400 copies available.
The annual two-day sale will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, and resume at 7:30 Monday morning, September 2.
The two-day event features new and used items up for bid, a furniture auction, an array of gift certificates and gift baskets, and six specialty auctions. The specialty auctions on Saturday are art, plants, day of care at your home, and, new for this year, tools. The art auction has original paintings from loved local artists. Among those offerings are a watercolor by the late Dak Ziegler and paintings by Suk Shuglie and Kyong Sill Shin.
The plant sale will run for two days to accommodate donations from local greenhouses and florists.
The tool auction, new this year, will feature new and used equipment.
Monday’s specialty auctions are sports memorabilia and quilts. The sports auction will include two vintage Ty Cobb baseball cards, one from 1909 and the other from 1911.
A high end auction on Monday includes vacations, fine jewelry, handyman services, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and handcrafted items. The Auction Raffle gives ticket holders a chance to win a 2019 Ford Mustang Coupe and $2,000 or $1,000 VISA gift cards.
Other high end items in this year's sale include a nine-day stay in Ocean City, Md., a week in Garden City, S.C., and a timeshare.
This will be the auction's 35th year. It moved from the Lampeter Fairgrounds to the Solanco Fairgrounds, S. Lime St., Quarryville, in 2016. The nonprofit's fundraiser was moved because the Quarryville location has more room for the sales as well as more parking for bidders and visitors.
The move helped increase the auction's income. In 2016, the sale brought in $710,000, up nearly a quarter million dollars from its last year in Lampeter.