30th Annual Benefit Auction & BBQ
On Saturday, September 14, Fairmount will hold its 30th Benefit Auction & Barbecue. Hundreds of items, including colorful quilts and comforters, wall hangings, creative theme baskets, specialty items, gift certificates, new furniture, and plants will be auctioned. Special theme meals called Dining for Dollars events will be sold through a silent auction.
Bidder registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. for two simultaneously running auctions. In addition to the two main auctions is a Children’s Auction at 1:45 p.m. There are many other activities to interest children as well, including barrel train rides, games, and prizes. However, the most anticipated attraction is the candy drop from an ultra-light plane at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting
An abundant supply of food will be available throughout the day, starting at 6:30 a.m. with a hearty breakfast by the popular Big John’s Catering. Delicious barbecue chicken dinners will be available in addition to many other food stands, including 5,000 donuts made on site, fresh-cut French fries, soft-serve ice cream, soft pretzels (made while you watch), subs, ham and cheese sandwiches, roast beef and Swiss cheese sandwiches, hand-squeezed fresh lemonade, homemade baked goods, and much more. A self-serve salad bar will be available as a healthy food option, along with fresh fruit cups and smoothies.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Sharing Fund, which helps to cover the cost of care for residents who have exhausted their financial resources.
Photos of items to be auctioned on September 14 may be viewed below.