FARMINGTON – Cabin Fever Reliever, a live and silent auction, will raise funds to support the efforts of members of the United Church of Christ in Honduras at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Old South UCC Church.

Teens and adults from the Franklin Association UCC have made four trips to Quimistan, Honduras, with the last two teams returning only a week or two ago. Each team has returned with admiration for the Christians as they joined in building a parsonage there.

Meeting families who need work to help them climb out of poverty and seeing babies with bare bottoms, Old South member Karyl Condit conceived the idea of taking sewing machines and fabrics to women for making diapers.

More sewing machines and materials are needed to continue improving sanitation while giving income to women whose older children need cash for uniforms and basic supplies to attend school.

David Gaewski, UCC Conference minister for Maine, and his wife, Sueli, have led the mission trips. Mr. Gaewski named two keys for development of human resources in Honduras: learning English and learning computer skills.

Janice David and Liz Charles of the Franklin County team have begun English instruction, but teaching materials are needed. The first used computers have been donated, but more, along with software, can be put to use.

Everyone is invited to contribute.

Auction bidders at the March 10 event will have gourmet desserts while choosing from items for sale, including manicures, massages, paintings, a Vermont Castings wood stove, baskets, quilt, Seth Wescott 2006 Winter Olympics collector’s pin, a weekend get-away at a private camp and driveway sealing.

Auctioneers will be Bob Flick, Dick Morton, Charlie Murray and Allan Smith.


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