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Hinkletown Mennonite School HinkleFEST & Benefit Auction





2018 HMS HinkleFEST & Benefit Auction

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13, 2018  

Held Rain or Shine
Our annual benefit auction is held on the second weekend
in October.  It is a time for community building
as we work together for the benefit of the school
and also a time for lots of great food and fellowship.


CHECK OUT the 2017 HinkleFEST & Auction 

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Auction Showcase

John Deere X350 Lawn Tractor 

New, 42" mower deck & 4-yr warranty 
Part of the most popular line (300 series) of lawn & garden tractors by Deere, this tractor has enough horsepower to handle your small-to-medium-sized lawn with ease & efficiency 
Additional factory attachments are available for this model
Click here for spec sheet

Courtesy of Deer Country Farm & Lawn 
Minimum bid applies. Sales tax included in minimum. 
Winning bidder is responsible for state registration & title fees




2018 Honda Fourtrax Recon ATV 

For backyard or big trail runs
229cc, 5-speed automatic with rack 
Courtesy of Ephrata Cycle & Sports
Minimum bid applies

Download spec sheet






Woodlands 6-piece Patio Dining Set 

Seating for up to 7
Great for sunroom, patio or any outdoor living space Sturdy construction & finish and stylish black design

Courtesy of Bowman's Stove & Patio


NashBar AT 29er Mountain Bike 

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Celtic Rose Quilt - 94"x112"

Donated by HMS grandparents 



Sawtooth Log Cabin Quilt - 107"x116"

Donated by HMS grandparents 


Historic Jail House Site Dinner Experience

Dinner for 16 at Old Kauffman's Hardware Building in New Holland (now Lickity Split) 
Catered meal by Lickity Split & HMS parent Tara Harting











Rustic Barn Event at Hertzog Homestead  

Up to 70 people for your company church or family event at the barn venue at Hertzog Homestead 
Consider your corporate picnic or training event, anniversary celebration, baby shower, birthday party or other special event (not valid for weddings) 
Certificate purchase includes table & chairs for up to 70 guests, special lighting, parking & golf cart attendant for up to 5 hours
Make it a potluck event or bring your own caterer

FREE Ice cream from Lickity Split for the first 1/3 of your guests

Minimum bid of $500
Purchaser responsible for catering costs, ice cream costs for 2/3 of guests

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Seville 3-piece Bistro Set 

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Quilted Red Hammock with Stand 

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Adirondack Chair Set 

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Passage Recurve Youth

Bow & Arrow Package 

Manufactured in Lancaster County

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Outdoor Items

  • Toro 22" deck self-propelled lawn mower 
  • Yeti Tundra 45 limited edition cooler 
  • Classic Porch Rocker 
  • Electric Leaf Blower 
  • Landmann 28-inch Big Sky Steel Fire Ring 
  • Fastway Trailer Hitch Kit 
  • Coleman Roadtrip (tailgate) Grill


Outdoor & Adventure Experiences 

  • Aerial Excursion Zipline Tour from Refreshing Mountain Retrea 
  • Climbing/Rappelling Adventure for 3 hours for up to 8 participants 
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride - 1 hour flight 
  • FoxChase Golf Club - 2 weekday greens fees 

Class projects 


Basket of apple & pumpkin canned goods that the students assisted in preparing

- applesauce, apple butter, & pumpkin butter

Grade 3 

Science & Nature Basket 


Christmas Activity basket


Grade 4 

Wild Bird Basket 

Grade 1 

Night under the Stars basket

Grade 5

Reading Phillies Tickets 

Grade 2

Ice Cream Maker & 
Tin decorated by students
 and filled with various ice cream toppings

Middle School Projects 
  • Canned & Dried Food projects 
  • Terrariums & Dish Gardens 
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Framed Photography
  • Custom-made Bunk Bed - with removable football themed headboard
Middle School Traditions
  • 7th grade tea towels
  • 8th grade bake-off 
Middle School Teachers 
  • Video Scavenger Hunt 
Venture Program 
  • Letterpress Tray art project 
  • Letterpress Tray jewelry project 
  • 30-minute pony ride coupons

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Auction Weekend Schedule:  


4 pm                 Chicken Chase/Family Fun Run - register in advance $5, at the door $6 - click here for printable registration form
                         4:15 pm - Grade 2 & under - 1 lap around the school running trail 
                         4:30 pm - Grades 3-5 - 2 laps 
                         5:00 pm - Grades 6-8 - 3 laps 
                         5:30 pm - Alumni & Adults - 4 laps around the school running trail - approximately 1.5+ miles 

4 pm - 7 pm       Pork BBQ Dinner - Eat in or Drive-thru take-out service  
                          Cash & Carry Bake Sale, Gift Certificates & Flower Sale

6 pm - 8 pm      Bidder registration open 

6:30 pm            Children's Movie - Babe

6:30 pm-8:30 pm   Auction - Home & Garden items
                                           Some Specialty Gift Certificates

7 pm                 Projects from Middle School Clubs

8:30 pm            Alumni Reception - hosted by Mr. Jeremy Horning (Middle School Coordinator & HMS Class of 2000) 
& Sherry Martin (HMS parent, board member & class of 1990) 
                        RSVP please to 


8:00 am        Bidder registration opens

9:00 am        Auction Begins
                    Food stands open

10 am-2pm   Children's Activities open

10:30 am      Class projects - Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1 & Grade 2 

11:00 am      Outdoor experiences & specialty items

Noon             Special Outdoor Items

1:00 pm        Middle School Projects - Grade 8 Bake-off Winners

1:30 pm        Quilts & wall hangings

2:00 p.m.     Class projects - Grades 3, 4, & 5

2:45 p.m       Food items remaining 

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Special Giving Project - Curtain Call! Project ($9,000 Goal)

  • Each year at the Auction, a special giving project is chosen that highlights a tangible need for our school program and students.  This gives the opportunity for individuals who would like to support HMS to do so without purchasing an item to take home with them. 
  • Each year our gymnasium gathers our school community for the middle school drama, school assemblies, weekly chapels, PTF movie nights, Back tto School Night Academic Fair, Fine Arts Night, Graduation and much more. Over the years our sound systems and stage equipment has diminished to only two working microphones and one functional mic stand. Our sound board is in need of repair and some basic light capabilities would enable us to use projection more effectively. Our student worship teams could also use some equipment to better hear one another while leading and sining and learning to play as a group. 
  • Finally we need to replace our decades old stage curtains with gently used or new ones. Our previous curtains were salvaged from curtains discarded by Fulton Theatre over 20 years ago. 
  • Project Goal = $9,000
  • You can donate to this project directly at the Special Giving Project stand at the auction, by adding a donation to your auction bill at check-out, or by sending your contribution directly to the school marked for the Special Giving Project.    

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Children's Activities - from 10 am - 2 pm

  • Held in the Kids Tent and primary playground area behind the school.  Registration is located in the cafe area behind the kitchen. 
  • All Day Friendship Fun for Kids 
    • Bounce House
    • Crafts
    • Carnival games
    • Face Painting 
  • Rides 
    • Barrel Train Rides
    • Pony Rides

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Pork BBQ Dinner - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

Eat-in or Drive-thru take-out available

Dinners include chips, cole slaw, apple sauce, carrot sticks, cake roll dessert, ice cream, & drink

Pork BBQ Dinner
Hot Dog Dinner

Pork BBQ Sandwich only
Hot Dog only 


Snack Stand - 6:30-8:30 pm

Hot dogs
Garden Salad
Sodas & drinks
Bottled Water
Ice cream

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Little Hands Cafe--open Saturday, 9 am-2 pm in the tent, served cafeteria-style

Pork BBQ Sandwich
Hot dog                      
BBQ Chicken Leg
Chicken Corn Soup

French Fries
Fresh fruit cup

Apple Dumpling, with or without ice cream
Ice Cream
Root Beer Float

Sodas & drinks
Bottled water


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Thanks to these 2017 Auction Sponsors! 

Platinum Sponsors
  • Dutch-Way Farm Market
  • Martin & Rutt Auctioneers
Gold Sponsors
  • Hibshman's Auto Service
  • Horst Exteriors LLC
  • Lincoln Pavement Services
  • Martin Appliance & Water Conditioning  
  • Vertex Mechanical

Silver Sponsors

  • C.E. Sauder & Sons
  • C.H. Sauder Trucking
  • Earl R. Martin, Inc.
  • Martin's Trailside Express
  • Martin Tree Service, LLC
  • Old Road Furniture Co. 
  • Rocky Ridge Auto Sales & Service, Inc. 

Bronze Sponsors

  • Homestead Nutrition, Inc.
  • Hoober Feeds, Inc. 
  • Martin's Flooring, Inc. 
  • Stauffer Diesel, Inc.
  • Yellow Hill Concrete