The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction is comprised of a group of volunteers that come together to ensure a successful event. Below is the contact for each committee:
The Arrangements Committee is responsible for auction site preparations prior to the auction and clean up afterwards.
Chris Keller, Chairman
Phone: (717) 279-7389
Artisan Alley Committee
The Artisan Alley Committee coordinates the collection of Gourmet Food Eateries and Juried Artisans who display and sell their craft items at the auction.
Phone: (717) 581-5651
Arts & Crafts Committee
The Arts & Crafts Committee is responsible for securing, displaying and selling various arts & crafts at the auction event.
Mike Landis, Chairperson
Julie Miller, Chairperson
The Auctioneer Committee is responsible for securing volunteer auctioneers to sell items at the various auctions.
Larry & Lucille Hollingshead, Co-Chairs
Phone: (717) 817-4033
Baked Goods Committee
The Baked Goods Committee is responsible for the receipt, care and sale of baked goods at the auction.
Jim & Joanne Boyer, Co-Chairs
Phone: (717) 259-9846
Children’s Auction Committee
The Children’s Auction Committee receives and sells items at the children’s auction. They are also responsible for setting up a child friendly store where children can purchase new and used toys and children’s items. They also host a babysitting service during the auction event, staffed by CDS personnel.
Marsha Heisey, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 314-1925
Cathy Witman, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 671-0305
The Coins Committee is responsible for soliciting, receiving, purchasing, caring and selling of coins during the auction.
Dale Fahnestock, Chairman
Phone: (717) 757-4312
Farmers Market Committee
The Farmers Market Committee is responsible for receipt, care and sale of farmers market items such as produce, fruits and canned goods.
Gail & Tom Druck, Chairpersons
Phone: (717) 542-6018
The Food Committee is responsible for the preparation and sale of food items offered at the auction and at various other times.
Lois Roop, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 274-6056
The Heifer Committee is responsible to arrange for the receipt, care and sale of heifers and other livestock.
Terry Shuey, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 304-9454
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for accommodating request from auction friends for housing, hotel/motel and camping availability. They are also responsible for obtaining modified rates for reservations with the housing options.
Bonnie Shay, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 272-8969
The Information Committee is responsible for providing auction information participants during the annual auction. They are also responsible for providing special auction merchandising.
Nancy Shonk, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 989-6452
Information Technology Committee
The IT Committee supports the organizations digital presence on the web, on social media outlets, and on site during the auction event. IT is responsible to make the auction accessible to all supporters including volunteers, donors, staff, and promoters.
Vincent Weaver, Chairman
Inter-church Communications Committee
The Inter-church Communications Committee is responsible for providing auction information to all Atlantic Northeast and Southern PA District churches.
Phone: (717) 723-6863
Main Auction Committee
The Main Auction Committee is responsible for the solicitation and collection of items to be sold at the North Hall Auction event including Silent Auction.
Gary & Orpha Stevens,
Main Hall & Silent Auction Contact
Phone: (717) 665-6655
Earl & Marian Fahnestock
Phone: (717) 575-8276
Bill & Sharon Pierce
Phone: (717) 664-5537
Dale & Elsie Fahnestock
Phone: (717) 757-4312
Pole Barn Committee
The Pole Barn Committee is responsible for receipt, care, and sale of used action items.
Dean Fahnestock, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 766-4860
The Publication Committee is responsible for advertisement solicitation, editorial content, editing, publishing, and distribution of the annual pre-auction publication.
Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman, Co- Chairs
Phone: (717) 626-0605
Phone: (717) 367-4408
The Quilt Committee is responsible for the receipt, care, and sale of quilts at the auction.
Joanne Hess, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 626-6580
Deb Bendit, Co-Chair
The Registration Committee is responsible for maintaining a system for issuing bidder numbers and receiving payments from successful bidders.
Phone: (717) 723-6863
Theme Baskets Committee
The Theme Basket Auction Committee is responsible for obtaining theme baskets registrations, and prepare baskets for auction.
Dory Crater, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 944-1271