The Hope for Haiti Benefit Auction at the Hertzog Homestead

In two weeks on May 16,  the Hertzog Homestead will once again host the Hope for Haiti Benefit Auction. This auction raises funds to help the children and students and Montroius, Haiti. It’s an event that brings together both the English community and the plain community of Lancaster County. And I think this is one of the most fascinating and wonderful things about this auction for me. It’s the fact that our Amish and conservative horse and buggy Mennonite neighbors come together alongside the people they consider English and work together toward a common cause. It is beautiful and wonderful.

The pictures in this post are from the auction that happened last year. Last year hundreds of people descended on the Hertzog Homestead to help raise funds for the country of Haiti. There were tons of Amish food and many activities for kids. Traditional Amish crafts, many, many Amish made quilts, and Amish made play houses and sheds were sold. This year proves to be equally as rewarding.

A Cozy Cabin Playhouse. Another one will be sold this year.

A Cozy Cabin Playhouse. Another one will be sold this year.

All sorts of items that will be auctioned off on May 16 starting at 9 AM.  Here is a partial listing of some of things that will be auctioned off: a child’s wagon, a child’s bicycle, Amish made quilts, a Dewalt jigsaw and tool set, a backpack sprayer, a framed photograph of the Star Barn, a large doghouse 24×36, a charcoal grill, a cedar hope chest, lots of gift cards, toys, play houses like the Cozy Cabin one pictured to the left, flower planters perfect for Mother’s Day the following day, and other handcrafted items.

Save the date! We hope to see you there, and would love to have you join us and support Life Connection Mission and their work in Haiti.


1 Comment

  • Nicole Racine
    May 12, 2015
    12:19 am

    Hi Kristen,

    How I wish I could be there!

    An Amish-made quilt sounds wonderful. Always thought I should have bought one when I lived in the States.

    It seems Haiti runs through your veins… It is wonderful to help shape lives. God bless you Kristen!


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