Garden Spot Village to host birdhouse display, auction
BY CAROLE DECK, Correspondent
February is for the birds at Garden Spot Village.
The New Holland retirement community will feature its annual Birdhouse Display and Silent Auction starting Friday.
Creatively crafted birdhouses and feeders of every size and design created by the Garden Spot Village Woodshop and bird-themed wall hangings done by other residents will go up for bids.
The display and silent auction will be held in the Garden Spot Village Indoor Garden from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 28.
The silent auction closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 28.
New this year to the silent auction block is a bird-themed quilt with 24 different hand-embroidered birds made by resident Sally Rapp. The quilter traced the pattern featured in newspaper clippings from 1929 by Ruby Short McKim, a popular Kansas quilt and needlework designer in the 1920s and '30s.
"Everything is handmade and donated by the Garden Spot Village residents," Linda Dodge, director of development for Garden Spot Village, said.
Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.
Auction high bidders will be notified by phone. The birdhouses and feeders can be picked up the week following the auction from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village Square reception desk.
Garden Spot Village is located at 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The public is encouraged to call before visiting to make sure that the Village Square Indoor Park is open. For more information, call 355-6000.