Waynesboro Cancer Auction Celebrates 42 Years of Community Support

Meredith Meck created the design for the 2024 WACA auction T-shirt.

For the 42nd year, volunteers with the Waynesboro Area Cancer Auction are turning to the community for support of its annual fundraiser.

There will be more than 500 items available at the event, set for Saturday, April 20, at Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle. Doors open at 3 p.m., the silent auction starts at 4 p.m. and oral bidding begins at 5:30 p.m.

Since 1982, the auction has raised over $2.6 million, according to co-chairs are Ali Huber and Kristyn Martin. “We will celebrate hope and resilience at an evening dedicated to raising spirits, offering comfort to those in need and making a real difference in the fight against cancer,” they added.

All donated auction items are gathered by volunteer solicitors. Committee members organize rentals, photograph and enter items into the system, account for check and cash donations and create the catalog. Auctioneers and night of the auction workers also donate their time.

The mission of the auction is to raise funds to help patients navigate through services for them and their families during treatment. Support also is provided for patient transportation, overnight stays during treatment and financial assistance for medical insurance copays, nutritional supplements, and utility bills, etc.

Catalog items

If you’re looking to get away there are stays at a condo in Ocean City, Maryland, a home in Sun City, South Carolina, a condo in Deep Creek, Maryland, and gift card for a trip to Great Wolf Lodge.

Don your team’s sports gear and head to area stadiums with tickets to Penn State, Pittsburgh Pirates and Commanders games.

Also offered is a tour of the Capitol in Harrisburg and lunch for four people, private tour and tasting at Adams County Winery, a fly fishing trip, and vouchers to Sight and Sound Theatre.

For the children, there are tickets to Sky Zone trampoline and entertainment indoor park in Hagerstown, an outing to Funcastle in Zullinger and a Land of Little Horses experience.

Golf packages will take you to Waynesboro Country Club, Beaver Creek, Caledonia, Black Rock, Musket Ridge and Penn National.

Food and entertainment await the high bidders for a Waynesboro Movie Theatre experience, TranquilaTEA queen tea, tickets to Totem Pole Playhouse, cooking class at the Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle, pampering day at So Fresh Spa in Greencastle and picnic from the Parlor House.

Other offerings include a wheel throwing class at Nicodemus Center of Ceramic Studies, a fiesta dinner party in the home of Amy Stevens, a Gettysburg walking food tour, Grace Gardens pressed wildflower frame class and paint party with Seth Holmes.

Baskets, gift certificates, quilted items, jewelry, furniture, artwork, books, decorative items and other services also will be available during the oral bidding and on the silent auction tables.

Food and beverages will be available.

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