Amish Parochial School Sale set for Saturday

DOVER — The 32nd annual Amish Parochial School Sale will be held Saturday rain or shine.

But folks attending the popular auction this year likely won’t need waders when they wander among the large variety of goods. The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies and a high of 66 degrees.

The auction is at the John Miller farm, at 764 Winding Creek Road, west of Dover and off Del. 8.

Organizers are changing up the 2016 sale, which benefits the private schools Amish children attend, by adding a Friday night auction.

A few items from each category will be sold as a preview to Saturday’s offering.

Friday’s sale begins at 5 p.m.

“A little Longaberger (baskets), a few antiques, some arts and crafts,” according to information from Green Gavel Auction, the company conducting the auction. “Just some bits and pieces to set the tone for the big sale Saturday.”

An auction dinner, with food prepared by Amish women, will be available Friday night.

Saturday’s sale begins at 8 a.m. Items include handmade quilts, new and used furniture, antiques, glassware, collectibles, tools, lumber, windows, doors, cabinets and portable buildings. There also will be plants, tractors and farm implements, including buggies, horses, horse tack and animals.

Ben Twilley will be the auctioneer. For more information, visit

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