42nd Annual Indiana Haiti Benefit Auction

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

Friday, May 26, 2023
4:00 PM - Supper Food Lines
Pulled Pork, Mississippi Catfish Dinner

Friday, May 26, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Auction
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Gospel Singing by the Nate Overholt Family

Saturday, May 27, 2023
8:00 AM - Auction Starts in Barn
9:00 AM - Auction Starts in Tool Tent
1:00 PM - Auction Starts for Outside Items

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

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

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; mini barns; 7’x14’ 2023 Griffin Trailer, 7,000 lb axles gvwr 14,000 lb, brakes, on board charger, dual cylinders, side-mounted ramps, 3-way gate; 5x6 Redneck deer blind w/10’ ladder; (2) chicken coops; Queen buggy; full size cruiser; 4-yr old gelding pony; pony hummer; harness; outdoor furniture; various trimmers; 12+ loads of firewood; outdoor carpet; poly cabinet; bedroom sets; (2) king beds w/ mattresses; (2) queen beds w/mattresses; wooden toys; sewing cabinets; 42x60 oak mission style table w/11 leaves & 6 chairs; 42 x 72 oak table w/Formica top with 6 leaves included (holds up to 12) and 6 chairs; 48x48 square table, 2-tone w/4 chairs; writers desk; bookcases; coffee bar; jelly cabinet; lots of quilts and furniture; and many more items that are not listed...

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 | 574-825-4139
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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