Auction supports health care for handicapped youth

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio – More than 100 quilts and furniture items will highlight the seventh annual Bureau of Children with Medical Handicap fund-raising auction July 5.

The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Kidron Auction grounds, Kidron, Ohio.

“The Amish community has supported the bureau with more than 100 quilts,” said sale spokesman Bob Graber.

The sale lineup includes quilts, wallhangings, rockers, dry sinks, gun cabinets, tables, chairs and other furniture items.

Horses, harnesses and buggies are also on the sale bill, along with smaller craft items and yard and shop tools.

Proceeds from the auction and food stands help pay medical expenses for Ohio’s handicapped children.

Helping children. Founded in 1919, the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicap first focused on providing funds for children with orthopedic problems. Today, it has expanded its focus to support many kinds of medical expenses for needy children – both “English” and Amish – throughout Ohio.

The sale begins at 9:30 a.m., with the quilts, wallhangings and horses starting at 11 a.m.

A team of auctioneers will run several rings during the day. For additional auction information call Bob Graber at 888-218-8225.

Donations. The bureau is still accepting donations. In the Mount Eaton area, contact Michael J. Miller, Massillon Road; Berlin/Mount Hope, Andrew H. Hershberger, county Road 77; Kidron/Apple Creek, Aden Troyer, Harrison Road; Sugarcreek area and all cash donations, Henry J.C. Yoder, 5066 township Road 119, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Information on the bureau is available from Dr. James Bryant, bureau medical director, at 614-466-1549.

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