The 2006 Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction held May 6 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster, Md., set a record high total net income of $77,860.50, according to a report from committee member Roy Johnson. The record proceeds from the auction, which is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, were announced at the May meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction Committee. The previous high income from an auction was $70,000.
Of this year’s total net income, the amount of $4,500 was given to the Mid-Atlantic District to provide for transportation costs of disaster volunteers working in distant locations such as New Orleans; and the amount of $73,000 was sent to the Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board, to be used to fund disaster services.
Theme baskets were a new offering at this year’s auction. The theme baskets contributed an income of $829.
In totals from a quilt auction, 161 quilts brought in $34,167.50 representing an increase of 20 pieces and $6,235 over last year’s totals. Six quilt tops and one wall hanging purchased for the 2007 auction already have sponsors and quilters. A balance of some $5,000 was kept back for start-up costs for next year.
The 2006 auction booklet was again a great success as well, bringing in a profit of $13,899.97. More than 3,000 of the booklets were printed. Debbie Noffsinger served as the graphic artist for the booklet. “We congratulated her for the great job she has done,” Johnson said.