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Food-Related Items - 2023 Benefit

These items were sold in 2023; check back in the Fall of 2024 for this year's information.

Meals in Homes

The donor agrees to serve a meal at their home, unless otherwise specified, on a mutually agreeable date with the buyer. The donor specifies the number of people to be invited and usually designates a certain type of meal—anything from pizza to a brunch, a holiday meal, a home-style meat-and-potato meal, grilled meal, Amish meal, etc. After arranging the date, the buyer invites his/her guests to the meal. Unless otherwise noted, meals expire one year from this year's benefit. Meals donated for the 2023 Benefit included the following:

Relax and enjoy at a Ladies Tea Party for 8! Marcia Miller and Lauralee Kauffman will entertain at Marcia's lovely rural Kalona home.

Indulge in a Patio Pizza Party for 8! It will be a fun evening eating creatively topped pizzas baked in our backyard wood-fired pizza oven. Warm homemade dessert topped with Yutzy home-made ice cream will top off your meal. Hosted by Roger and Cindi Schrock, Frytown. Bid high for a good cause and come hungry! Mutually agreed upon date in 2024.

Invite friends to your house for A Tex-Mex meal for up to 12 people. Denise Litwiller will make and deliver within 25 miles of Kalona: Beef Barbacoa and all the fixings! Rice, refried beans, chips and salsa, Tim's faux fried ice cream sundae bar.

Experience a Brazilian Churrasco-style meal at the home of Mary and Nelson Miller in June of 2024. 8 people will watch the skewered meat grill slowly over an open flame and leisurely enjoy their meal!

Enjoy a smoked pork chop meal for 8 at Henry JC and Ila Miller's house, or she will bring to your house.

Try a wild game meal hosted by Bob and Deb Derksen at their Iowa City home for 6 people.

Feast on a Fried Chicken with all the trimmings including dessert for 12 people at the Amish homestead of Warren and Ila Miller, rural Kalona (Miller Homestead Cooking).

Nyle and Lauralee Kauffman offer a traditional family style meal for 6 people in their rural Iowa City home.

10-12 people will have a unique experience at Jerry and Lou Miller’s rural Kalona home. Food will be layered in a stainless steel cream/milk can, cooked on an open fire and served in their barn. Needs to be scheduled during the sweet corn season summer 2024.

Ellis and Marcia Miller will serve a 5 Course Dinner for 12 on Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:00 pm. Weather permitting, dessert bar will be served on the patio. Unlike other meals, this meal will be sold by the plate. Twelve plates will be sold.

Attend an Exclusive Outing provided by Marv and Elaine Bender, rural Kalona. You will bid per person, but only your group attends. Highest bidder chooses how many attend:  4,5,6,7, or 8 times the bid. Menu: Big hamburgers grilled over an open fire in the Benders' grove, along with all the trimmings, a surprise appetizer, baked fries, vegetable, a variety of drinks, dessert and ice cream. You decide what game(s) to play such as ladder golf, corn hole, horse shoes, rook, etc (or bring your own) with prizes for the winners!  Or you could choose to have a treasure hunt in the woods. Arrange the date with the Benders, but must be before June 29, 2024.

Enjoy a meal of smoked BBQ pork ribs with all the trimmings for 10 people at Verlyn and Deb Yoder's Kalona home in late May or June, 2024.

Experience an authentic Sri Lankan curry meal for 8 people offered by Thushan and Jill Hemachandra in their rural Parnell home. You will have a choice of pork or chicken curry, two sides (i.e., lentils, potatoes, green beans), and rice.

Not a meal in home, but it is take out ice cream! Yutz's Handmade Ice Cream will be sold as 5 gift certificates, each for one batch (6 quarts) of Yutz's Homemade Ice Cream to be used by January 1, 2025.

Billy's Backyard Pizza Night: Enjoy pizza made by Bill in an outdoor oven at Bill & Jill Hartsock’s Kalona home. This will be for 8-10 people and will be valid spring thru October 2024. 

The Great Bluegrass Herons will entertain you with a traditional family style meal for 6 followed by 45 minutes live music in one of their rural homes. 

Experience a Thai Meal with several entrees for 6-8 people at Bruce and Karen Harvey's home in Kalona sometime in 2024.

Other Food Items

The Sale will begin traditionally, with the sale of a home-made loaf of bread made and donated by Dr. Scott Eberly, Medical Director of Pleasantview Home.
Boyd's Bologna
Boyd's Bologna
Twin County Dairy, Inc donated the popular Jarlsberg and Baby Swiss wheels for many years. They are no longer in operation, but we will have this same cheese available in limited quantities this year.
Several dozen eggs donated by Farmers Hen House
Beef and Pork packages
Locally grown beef and pork (USDA inspected) will be sold in frozen packages.
Boyd's Bologna
Several cans of peanuts similar to this
James Miller is donating jars of Wild Cat Honey similar to above picture. Look for 2 lb glass and plastic jars, 1 lb glass and plastic jars, and a set of 2 oz plastic Baby Bears
Kalona Noodles:Old Fashioned Amish Country Egg Noodles
Trader Joe's gift bag including coffee, cracker assortment, pasta, Almond Windmill Cookies, marinara sauce, trek mix, Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning, and Everything but the Elote Seasoning blend.
15 piece box of Kalona Chocolates. The box is empty - you take it to Kalona Chocolates and exchange it for any 15-piece fresh box of chocolates. Three boxes will be auctioned.