A Special Auction

Do you live in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania? Wish I lived closer in order to attend the annual benefit auction on September 15 that includes handcrafted Amish goods. The auction is held to raise funds for the Clinic for Special Children. You can read more about this unique clinic serving the Amish and Mennonite communities in this post from Travels with the Blonde Coyote (and don’t miss the great photos!).

Ciao! ~ Kat B.

Travels with the Blonde Coyote

My favorite day of the year is always the Third Saturday of September: Auction Day! On this day, every year for the past 23 years, the Amish and Mennonite communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have held a spectacular benefit auction for my parents’ non-profit medical clinic, the Clinic For Special Children.

The Clinic For Special Children was founded in 1989 by my parents, Holmes and Caroline Morton, to care for Amish and Mennonite children with rare genetic disorders. When I was seven years old, the Clinic’s traditional post and beam building was built by volunteers in the style and spirit of an Amish barn raising well off a country road, on the edge of a donated cornfield, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Most of my childhood was spent at the Clinic, playing in the lab, in the halls, in the surrounding fields and woods. Throughout college…

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