41st Annual Indiana Haiti Benefit Auction

Held in the Antique Auction Building
345 S Van Buren Street (SR 5), Shipshewana, Indiana

Friday, May 27, 2022
4:00 PM - Supper Food Lines
Pulled Pork, Mississippi Catfish Dinner, homemade and
soft serve ice cream, baked goods, and many other good things to eat.

Friday, May 27, 2022
6:00 PM - Auction, Gospel Music by the Delagrange Family

Saturday, May 28, 2022
8:00 AM - Auction Starts in Barn
9:00 AM - Auction Starts in Tool Tent
12:30 PM - Auction Starts for Outside Items

6:00 - 10:00 AM - Breakfast Buffet
Pancakes, Whole Hog Sausage, Potatoes, Gravy, Mush, Eggs

8:00 AM - Auction Close - Specialty Stands
Pies, Ice Cream, Soft Pretzels, Bake Sale, Produce, Flowers

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch Food Lines
Dan’s Fish Fry Dinners, BBQ Chicken Dinners, Hamburger Meals


  • Lawn Furniture
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Trees and Shrubs
  • Toys
  • Self-Help Items made by Haitians, including crocheted items, etc.
  • Quilts - Every year there are approx. 60 - 80 handmade quilts of all sizes - baby, regular, queen, king.
  • Firewood
  • Storage Sheds

Silver Rocket grill; Green Mountain pellet grill; horse shelter; mini barns; 7’x14’ 2022 Griffin Trailer, 7,000 lb axles gvwr 14,000 lb, brakes, on board charger, dual cylinders, side-mounted ramps, 3-way gate; (2) chicken coops; Queen buggy; full size cruiser; pony hummer; pony; harness; outdoor furniture; 170 BCS tiller; various trimmers; 10+ loads of firewood; poly children’s wagons; outdoor carpet; poly cabinet; bedroom sets; church benches; wooden toys; sewing cabinets; tables & chairs; writers desk; hickory dining table w/11 leaves & 6 matching chairs; bookcases; lots of quilts and furniture; and many more items that are not listed...

To view more items not listed visit www.auctionzip.com - Auctioneer ID #14109

Donations will be accepted at the auction site, Friday from 10 am - 6 pm or Saturday morning before the auction starts. You can also call one of the contact people listed to have your items picked up. Sold items must be removed from auction site by Saturday evening following the auction. Furniture delivery available upon request, see Information Booth.

Mel Bontrager | 574-238-9469
Clair Weaver | 574-361-2278

Lamar Bontrager | 260-350-1932
Devon Miller | 574-238-2551

Missions Supported in Haiti

  • International Faith Mission
  • Blue Ridge International for Christ
  • International Fellowship Haven
  • Mennonite Gospel Mission
  • Christian Witness Mission
  • Life Literature
  • Haiti Relief and Missions
  • Haiti Christian Union Mission
  • Palm Grove Mission
  • Open Hands (formerly
    Anabaptist Foundation)
  • SLM Ministries
  • Gospel to Haiti
  • Light on the Mountain
  • Share Haiti Mission
  • New Horizons Ministries
  • Redeemed Vocational School
  • Christian Aid Ministries

Facts & Info

  • About the size of Maryland State, approximately 6 million people live on this small island located 750 miles southeast of Florida.
  • Haiti has 7 doctors per 100,000 people, while the U.S. has 176 doctors per 100,000 people.
  • Approximately 11% of the babies die at birth. 40% die before the age of 2 years.
  • Average life-span is 53 years compared to the U.S. of 77.
  • The top 4% of Haitians have 66% of the wealth.
  • There are approximately 600 people per square mile, while the U.S. has 70 people per square mile.
  • One well with a hand pump often furnishes 500 people with water.
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