We are on our Christmas break now. Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers and well wishes for Ma as she recovers from her surgery. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year! See you next year, Pete
copied from the Morgan County Herald
‘Holidays for Humanity’ raises $15,888 at Sunday’s auction
It was a damp rainy afternoon and evening, but it didn’t stop a full crowd from having fun and showing that Morgan County is truly a community that shows support for this fundraiser. The grand total of this year’s auction, including donations, is $15,888, according to Cindy Travis, who, along with her sister, Bonnie Greuey, cochaired the event.
This year’s Peoples’ Choice Award was the first to have a tie entry. The two winners were the Stockport Village Volunteers titled “Think Spring” and the Bebout Family, titled “Sweet Treats with Grandma.” Both entries have earned an ad which was donated by the Morgan County Herald.
There were lots of beautiful entries of quilts, gift baskets, centerpieces, an antique wagon, a trunk, a wooden blanket chest, a tricycle, and even a remote control fireplace. The list was endless in all the creativity and unique items for sale.
A special treat came when a few students from South Elementary presented Habitat with a check for $450, and they had also had donated a frosted seven-foot tree for auction.
“After listening to Amy Konkler, and speaking with Janet Suhoski, it was learned that these students raise money throughout the school year. Some students even bring in their birthday money and piggybank money,” Mrs. Travis said. “I think the most caring act of kindness was when a little boy worked for his grandmother during summer vacation and gave the money he earned to Habitat. These kids are a great example of the true meaning of caring and sharing!”
A total of 78 entries, which was the largest number of entries ever, was auctioned off to benefit Morgan County Habitat for Humanity. Parsons Construction, the New Era Club, Malta Bible Church, and Doc Richmond got into the spirit by entering multiple items for the auction.
“We know that everyone volunteers lots of time preparing their entries for auction, and we thank each of you for contributions,” said Mrs. Travis. “We had several large contributors for the evening, which included Schaad and Sons Cabinets, Shrivers Pharmacy, Stockport Mill and Three Sisters, Peoples Bank, Wolf Creek Auctioneers, First National Bank, and Emilee and Danielle Konkler.”
Morgan County Habitat for Humanity expressed appreciation “to all who participated in making this a very successful event, including Rick Shriver, the emcee who made the evening very enjoyable. Also this year we had Bud Sams and Peter Pierdinock sharing the auctioneering and doing a wonderful job. Some of the adults had a little trouble with the young girls getting into the act. We had Emilee and Danielle Konkler, Carlee and McKenna Schramm, Elizabeth Downs, and Makenna Welch all walking away with something they had bid on – and won!” Mrs. Travis declared.
“Special thanks go out to all who volunteered and helped in any way to make this evening such a great success. Also, thanks to Dottie Singer and staff of the Stockport Mill Inn for their cooperation in allowing MCHFH to hold this fundraising event in their beautiful facility for the last eight years,” she concluded.
The grim leaper won the adult costume contest at the 1st annual Stockport Fall festival. The top half being the grim part and the bottom half being the leaper part. I like the inventiveness of taking two diametrically opposed and rather commonplace visuals of the reaper and a ballerina and combining them into a sublime whole greater than the sum of its parts. Usually you see a left/right dichotomy rather than a top/bottom combination, but here I think the contrasting visuals worked effectively. The Grim Leaper : available for either funerals or dance recitals.
P.S. it was Lisa.