Mary Ellen Wright | Staff Writer
Lancaster Newspapers, August 31, 2019
If you attend the annual Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction on Monday, you’ll notice a huge variety of items up for bid, from sports memorabilia to vacation packages.
You’ll see and smell a smorgasbord of breakfast and lunch items and baked goods for sale.
You’ll also notice a large Amish presence among the volunteers at the event.
“You walk into the auction, and it’s a sea of Amish,” says Bonnie Jess Lopane, vice president for development and community relations for Hospice & Community Care.
The Amish use end-of-life hospice services in their homes, Lopane explains, and volunteer in large numbers at the annual fundraiser as a way of giving back to the organization, Lopane says.
“This is one way that they can support hospice and the care it provides,” Lopane says.