Items sought for the auction include tools, household items, books, antique clothing, furniture and hand-made items. Gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets to events and baked goods are also welcome. All donors will receive a letter acknowledging their contributions for tax deduction purposes.
To contribute an item, contact Kim Daly or Danielle Houghton at 609-737-3299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the action will be used to purchase period furnishings for the farmhouse, whose restoration is now complete. A furnishing plan for the house was completed through a grant from the federal “Save America’s Treasures” program.
During the Old Time Auction on November 22, visitors can participate in two types of auctions—a silent auction and a live, old-fashioned barn auction. Items made by the farm’s blacksmiths, restoration carpenters, bakers and sewing guild will be included in the auction.