Marion Medical Mission has always had a special place in our hearts at First Presbyterian Church. We have heard of hospitals and schools, churches and wells. We have built relationships with congregations, with villages, with pastors, with parents, and with families. We have helped roof and floor the building of the Chizimya congregation, and now we are gathering to help provide more sturdy walls for the Chizimya congregation.
As Marion Medical Mission works in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to provide safe, clean, protected wells, we offer these water inspired items for purchase in our silent auction. We invite you to bid via e-mail or in person at the church. You may send bids to email@example.com Please include your name, your bid amount, and the number of the item you are bidding on. Please bid in whole dollar amounts. You may click on any of the images below for a larger version. The last day for bidding is August 16th, 2014.
Items for Auction
Item #1 – Day tour of the Cache River Wetlands, an ecosystem of global importance – guided canoe, hiking, and/or driving tour for up to six people.
Southern is home to one of the most diverse, rich wetlands in the World. The Cache River Wetland system has been designated a ‘Wetland of Global Importance’ and here is your chance to experience it first hand with a biologist as your guide. The guide will work with the winning bidder to set a date that works for everyone and to customize the day’s agenda. Many options exists for the day; the winning bidder can choose a mix of activities including canoeing bottom land swamp and seeing 1,000+ year old Cypress trees, hiking to a boardwalk over the swamp at Heron Pond, driving through the beautiful Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge and visiting the Wetlands Educational Center, all while being accompanied by a biologist as your guide. On this trip you will learn about the history of the Cache River Wetlands and the plants and animals that call the Cache River home. This is truly a unique opportunity. The customized day trip can accommodate up to six people.
Starting bid – $120. Current Bid $____.
Item # 2 – Ghost Dance Canyon – Matched set of two 8×10 black and white photos, matted and framed
Item #3 – Cedar Bluff Waterfall in early spring – 8×10 photo, matted and framed
Item #4 – Water over Rocks at Rocky Bluff Falls – 12×16 photo, matted and framed
Item #5 – Calm after the Storm at Rocky Bluff Falls – 16×20 photo, matted
Item #6 – Lighthouse Wall Hanging
Item #7 – Cathedral Canyon
Item #8 – Malawian Children – 8×10 photo
Item#9 – Well Water – 8×10 photo
Item #10 – Pewter Cross from Mexico (Approximately 8” height)
|This is an 8” pewter cross, made in Mexico. It can hang from the wall, or sit on a stand.Starting Bid – $ Current Bid – $30|
Item #11 – Castor River
Item #12 – Kincaid Spillway – 8×10 Matted and Framed
|An 8×10 matted and framed photograph of the Kincaid Spillway. Photo by Jack Holderfield.
Starting bid – $15 Current Bid – $55
Item #13 – Pond Boat
|A model boat and stand. Approximately 3 feet in length by 4 feet high.
Current Bid – $200
Item #14 – Acrylic Painting of the Shawnee National Forest
|This acrylic painting was completed on location in the Shawnee National Forest by an art major at Southeastern College in 2004. Donated by Julia Pfeiffer Scherrer.
Current Bid – $100
Item #15 – Seat of the Soul #8 – Painted Chair
Item #16 – Candy Cane Shaped Wooden Tray
|Made of cherry and ash, this tray has been treated with food safe oil. It would be a hit at your Christmas party.
Starting Bid – $15 Current Bid – $25
Item #17 – Wood Desk Set
|Made of native black cherry, this desk set includes a business card holder and a pen and pencil holder.
Starting Bid – $5 Current Bid – $20
Item #18 – Wood Cylinder Bowl
|This cylinder bowl is made of maple and cherry. Perfect for storing taller items that you don’t need to hide away.
Starting bid $8. Current bid – $10.
Item #19 – Hand Turned Wood Bowl
|This is a hand turned walnut bowl. It is sealed with butcher block oil.
Current bid – $10.
Item #20 – Wooden Cross Necklace
|This is a necklace of wood and glass beads with hand finished wooden cross.
Starting bid – $10 Current Bid – $
For pictures of the artwork submitted by our kids, please see the gallery on Facebook ( no Facebook account required).