This is a neat story out of the Arthur, Illinois Amish settlement. The Shriner's hospital in St. Louis has extended a lot of health care to the Amish community in Arthur so an annual benefit auction is the settlement's way of sort of paying back some of that. I think it sounds like a great arrangement and I wish there were more of this type of thing elsewhere. Sounds like a good time is had by all, did any of our readers attend? Click here to read more.
This is really heartening to hear since they seem to rely a lot on the Shriners. It is right that they have these annual auctions to help pay back the Shriners for all the help they give.