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Something for Everyone at Hospice & Community Care’s Labor Day Auction

Aug 01, 2019 11:29AM ● By Gisele Rinaldi Siebold

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Hospice & Community Care’s Labor Day Auction, a fundraiser that helps provide hospice, palliative, supportive and bereavement services to patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay. The fun, family-friendly event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m., August 30 and September 2, at Solanco Fairgrounds, in Quarryville.

Auction items include vacations and getaways, jewelry, art, sports memorabilia, plants, indoor furniture, sheds and outdoor furniture, quilts and collectibles; new this year is a tool auction. Highlights include two, vintage, Ty Cobb baseball collectible cards from 1910 and 1911, provided by a volunteer that has served the Hospice community for 30 years; artwork from local artists; a Royal Caribbean cruise; and an Amish Buggy. 

Worthy of consideration, Day of Care auctions offer the opportunity to gift $187, the average cost of one day of care for someone in need of hospice services.

Raffle tickets to win a 2019 Ford Mustang Coupe are currently on sale and can be purchased online, at John Herr’s Village Market, Musser’s Markets Lebanon, Oregon Dairy and Yoder’s Country Market or at the auction. Participants do not have to be present to win. 

According to Hospice & Community Care’s Donor Relations Manager Coco Minardi, a great deal of support is provided by members of the Amish community, who make, donate and sell scratch-made baked goods and savory foods. A Labor Day Auction Club pass can be purchased for a $100 tax-deductible donation, providing unlimited food on both event days.

“This is a fundraising event for a community organization that has great reach and provides care for more than 50 percent of the individuals in Lancaster county that are experiencing a life-limiting illness,” shares Minardi. “We welcome everyone to join us for this very worthy cause.”



Admission and parking are free. Location: 101 Park Ave., Quarryville. Donations accepted until August 23. For questions about donations, volunteering or to purchase a Day of Care to support hospice patients and families without being present at the auction, call Devon Fiore at 717-391-2434 or email [email protected] For more information, visit


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