66th Annual Quaker Village Auction – March 10 & 11, 2017
ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT THE AUCTION!!!
What an amazing weekend we had at our 66th Annual Quaker Village Auction! Like always, our GFA community SHOWED UP and showed us SO MUCH LOVE! This year we raised $216,600!! Isn’t that just spectacular?!?! We beat our all-time record by a glorious $25,600! God is so good and continues to show Himself SO FAITHFUL to our school!
Every year, our annual Quaker Village Auction bridges the gap between our tuition revenue and our yearly, operating expenses. The success of this event makes it possible for GFA to keep tuition costs lower than any other accredited, Christian school in the Valley, and provides for annual scholarships and facilities expenses.
FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU!
—–> CLICK HERE to give online if you feel the Lord drawing your heart to support our other funding needs at GFA. We have a $20,000/year Transportation fund we are building (there are Boise and Meridian kids who would come if they had Bus transportation) and a $10,000 Sound System update we need to complete in our Gymnasium (large events and fine arts presentations can’t be heard because of the current system and acoustics). If God moves you to champion either of these causes, please contact our Marketing Director, Amanda Taylor, for more information.
The 66th Annual Quaker Village Auction is a FREE family-friendly event with something for everyone! Students, parents, alumni, friends, supporters and shoppers of any age have been enjoying this spectacular event for 66 years. Mark your calendars and save the date.
The Auction will be held at:
20565 Academy Road
Greenleaf, ID 83626
**5 miles west of Caldwell on Hwy 19
Call (208) 459-6346 or email Ellen Morse for donations to the auction or additional information.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, March 10th
6:00 – 7:00 PM Entertainment and Auction Preview – Food Booths Open
7:00 – 9:00 PM Live Auction
Saturday, March 11th
7:30 – 9:30 Pancake Breakfast and Auction Preview
9:00 AM: Specialty Booths Open
10:00 AM: Live Auction and Kids Carnival Opens
11:00 AM: Sporting, Guns, Hunting,
12:00 Noon: Quilts, Trips, Antiques etc
1:00 PM: Furniture, Home and Shop, Décor, etc
2:00 PM: Many more valuable items!
Also Open All Day are the Silent Auction, Food and Specialty Booths!
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT BY GIVING BEFORE APRIL 30TH!
We’ve got 3 Donors who just announced that together, they have a total of $65,000 to give to GFA if our GFA Community will MATCH that amount! PRAISE GOD!! So, between NOW and April 30th, EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR given (or pledged) to GFA will be DOUBLED! Please spread the word! $130,000 would be such a blessing to our Academy! HERE IS THE LINK
I love the auction because of the wonderful fun it is to associate with people at the event and the revenue it generates for the school. Through the years it has been entertaining to occasionally surprise someone with a gift…maybe an odd gift like the Billy Goat purchased at the auction in the 1960’s and delivered to Clarence Birch…which was quite a surprise to him!Cecil Binford
Cecil Binford moved to Greenleaf from Haviland, Kansas in 1951. During his years at Friends Bible College, Cecil was involved in their annual benefit auction and witnessed the amazing success the college had with this event. So when he arrived in Greenleaf he brought his vision to the Academy and the Quaker Village Auction was born that year! Cecil was tremendously involved as a board member and supporter as well as working countless hours on behalf of GFA . He still makes his famous caramel corn each year for sale during the live auction. Cecil and Lois’s four children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren are past and current students at GFA.