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June 22, 2013

Auction will benefit summer camp

JOHNSTOWN — Going once, going twice, sold!

Camp PARC will hold its annual live and silent auction Saturday at the grove of Benscreek Lutheran Church near Thomas Mills. All proceeds will benefit the summer camp and those who participate.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast and hidden treasures yard sale at 8 a.m., followed by the auction at 9 a.m.

Lunch will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. and feature homemade food and baked goods.

“We’re hoping the general public will come out and support us,” said Barb Wingard, a senior staff member with Camp PARC and camp coordinator.

This year, more than 400 items will be up for bid including Caribbean vacation packages, trips to South Carolina and Virgina, autographed NHL and NFL player photos, tickets to sporting and music events, handmade furniture, quilts, tools, household items, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses and a variety of gift baskets.

“Last year we had 500-plus people attend, so it’s always well attended,” Wingard said.

Camp PARC, which stands for People Always Responding with Compassion, is a camp for mentally challenged youths and adults.

This year’s mini camp will be held the week of July 14 for children ages 6 through 17. The main camp will run the week of July 21 for those 18 and over. Both camps are held at Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County.

“Our goal with the auction is to get more people aware of what we do and what services we offer to the mentally challenged,” Wingard said.

Auction items can be viewed at

There is no cost to attend the auction.

For more information, call 479-4739.

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