Amish, Mennonite firefighters to hold auction


March 08, 1992

There's always a good turnout for the Fire Company Auction and Spring Sale in Lancaster County. This year's 24th annual auction is scheduled Saturday in the town of Gordonville, Pa. Reported to be the largest firemen's auction on the East Coast, it's sponsored by an all-volunteer fire company with a membership that is predominantly Amish and Mennonite.

The bidding begins at 8 a.m. and continues all day with over 40 auctioneers simultaneously selling everything from Amish quilts to Amish courting carriages to household goods. The ladies' auxiliary will serve homemade soups, baked goods and other hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food. Admission is free.

Gordonville is just south of Intercourse and state Route 340 on Leacock Road. Call (717) 768-3869 or (800) 735-2629, Ext. 2309.

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