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Ho Ho Home Economics Auction 2014 is  Monday, November 24 at Central Queens United Church in Hunter River, with viewing at 7:00 and bidding beginning at 7:30. This year's auctioneers are Professor Jennifer Taylor and Bob Gray. The Ho Ho Auction is our major fundraiser for the year, and we ask members to bring items for sale, and mobilize friends and family to join them at the auction. Check back for auction items as they are passed along to us at


Auction Items to date

        ·       Gift from Lady Baker’s Tea Trolley  

·        Gift subscription from the Northern Star

·        Mincemeat, hot pepper jelly, mustard pickles, and pickled beets  

·        Assorted jelly gift basket  

·        Red branches

·        Infinity scarves

·        Natural wreath  

·        1 high - quality cotton tablecloth, 66" round, with 8 matching napkins in a French Provincial print, wine- coloured background with a small floral pattern in blue and white.  Never used.

·        A decorator's box containing a collection of thimbles, mostly china meant for display  

·        Gluten-free fruit cake bites  

·        Greenery table arrangements  

·        Ferrari Messenger style laptop bag  

·        6 porcelain coasters (House of Bombay)  

·        10 note cards & envelopes    

·        1 green, tweed knitted scarf  

·        1 boxed silk scarf (long)  

·        1 tole-painted wall hanging  

·        1 plush Garfield Cat  

·        "The Simpsons" trivia game  

·        "The Garden Book" (record for gardening)  

·        1 Man's knit sweatshirt & pants  

·        1 Lady's emerald-green velour dressing gown (size: medium)  

·        1 plaid, flannel 3/4 sheep coat (size: large )

·        1 cookbook   

·        "Broken" glass picture in a window frame  

·        Horse and Carriage, English Manor series

·        Wooden Recipe Card Box

·        Cookie Cookbook

·        Recipe Easel

·        Hand knit scarf, multicoloured 

·        Silk scarf

·        Christmas Hand Towels

·        Glass Candle holders, set of three

·        White cream and Sugar Set

·        Christmas Runner, 70 in. long

·        "Candy Cake", made of candy and chocolate bars

·       a variety of baked goods -scotch cookies, chocolate cake, peanut butter squares, cranberry pecan squares...

·       seasonal glass cutting boards

·       a set of 4 fabric navy placemats and 4 navy napkins

·       a keepsake Mother's Journal

·       1979 Norman Rockwell plate

·       Home Cooking wooden plaque with four hooks

·       Smelt fishing excursion with Elmer Williams -Summerside

·       pineapple candle

·      pillow cases

·      almond bark

1 gift certificate from Jewellery Plus in Summerside, $75.00 value, for jewelery inspection and cleaning

plus 1 digital picture

2013 Items included the following:

Two nights at a waterfront cottage at Crystal Crescent Beach in Lunenburg Nova Scotia, in June 2014. Sleeps 4-6.

Jigsaw puzzle (1000 pieces)
Family History data book
Betty Crocker looseleaf cookbook "Recipes for Today"
Book "Celebrating Christmas" by Paula Westland
Book "Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg's Folk Art Collection" (1976)
Gift Basket of Heritage Preserves
Red branches
Infinity scarves

Chocolate cake

Gift basket - Lady Baker' Tea Trolley

Subscription to the Northern Star Newspaper

Pickled beets


Crocheted girls hats, with flower

Child's sweater, white

Hand-made wooden “Treasure Box”

Set of 4 Verdici coffee mug

Wooden bird feeder

“Gardener” plaque

Watercolor calendar, containing a year’s worth of ideas for painting

Collectable ornamental purse and shoe

Soap gift set

Sasha and Nicholas teddy bear set

Computer Fan

Gift Boxed Soap

Candy Bouquets (2)
Snowman Soup Stocking Stuffer (~15)
Magic Reindeer Food (12)
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Hand Dipped Earl Gray Truffles (24 - individually gift boxed)
Snow White Cake Pops (30+)

Ho Ho Home Economics Auction 2012 was held in November 26 at Central Queens United Church in Erskine Smith, who did a wonderful job as our auctioneer, helped us raise over $1400 for PEIHEA projects and awards.

Some of the items auctioned included the following:

·        Sashay Scarf in blues

·        Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

·        Gumdrop Cake

·        Fudge

·        Wine gift bags

·        Smelt Fishing Adventure with Elmer Williams

·        Glass Candle holders

·        Crochet baby blanket –mint green 

·        Cottage weekend – Crescent Beach Nova Scotia, June 2013

Lady Baker Tea Trolley Gift Basket

Northern Star Subscription

Christmas Tea Towels

Chocolate Cake

Family passes to Avonlea Village

Assorted Christmas Decorations

THANKS To those who attended, donated, or shopped at the HO HO HOme Economics Auction - Tuesday November 22, 2011 at Central Queens United Church.  Over $1600 was raised. Here are some of the auction items!
  • Gumdrop Cake
  • Chocolate Bark Candy
  • Christmas Gift Basket
  • Large picture frames (from UPEI - used to display grad photos)
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Fruit Cake
  • Year Subscription to the Northern Star
  • Family Day Passes to Avonlea Village
  • Four night stay at a Collage near Cascumpec
  • Two nights at The Painted Cottage in New Glasgow PEI (Sleeps 1-2, value $200 - between June 1-Nov 1, 2012)
  • Angel picture frame (4" x 6")
  • Small stuffed animals - bear, bunny, turtle
  • Metallic gold candle
  • Necklace and earring set (black and gold)
  • Compact mirror and lipstick holder
  • Two Nights at a Cottage which sleeps 4-6 at Crescent Beach, Lunenburg County, NS (25 km from Bridgewater). Availability June or Sept 2012
  • Christmas collection of jams
  •   Several knitted scarves
  •   A collection of coffee mugs 
  •  A Christmas center piece
  • Baking 
  •  Dutch Almond Boterkoek
  •  2 Candlewick Candleholders by Imperial Glass (from Dalton Hall)
  • Warming tray (from Dalton Hall)
  • $50 gift certificate - Murphy Group of Restaurants
  • $50 gift certificate - Dundee Arms
  • Crochet baby blanket - white
  • Wine jelly
  • Christmas table runner
  • Stamps
  • Strawberry jam
  • Three Christmas greenery and floral centerpieces
  • Four bags of White Trash candy,
  • Blueray movie - Chocolat
  • The book "The Postmistress 
  • more items to be confirmed!

Proceeds to the Doris M. Anderson Award - for a PEI student in the final year of a home economics related degree  program at a maritime university.

Thanks to all who made the 2010 Ho Ho Ho Auction a great success on November 25th, at the Central Queens United Church in Hunter River!

 Fast-talking auctioneer Erskine Smith and generous donors and bidders helped raise over $1200 at the major fund raising event of the year. The money raised will support the Doris M. Anderson award, which is given annually to an Island student in the final year of a home economics related undergraduate degree at a Maritime University.  Thanks everyone!

Items confirmed for 2010
  • Two Nights at a Cottage which sleeps 4-6 at Crescent Beach, Lunenburg County NS (25 km. from Bridgewater). Availability next June or September.
  • Picasso's Hair- AG "tech 1ne" daily shampoo (value $38.00) and AG
  •  "conditioner light" daily conditioner (value $42.95), 1 L each. 
  • Taz Esthetics- 1 manicure, value $31.50 incl. GST
  • Northern Star Subscription
  • Family Passes to Avonlea Village
  • Smelt Fishing Adventure with Elmer Williams
  • 1 large Christmas wreath from Isobel’s Flowers, value $65
  • Hand-built pottery plate, for tea bag, spoon rest, dipping sauce. . .from Clay Impressions , Ellen Burge, value $5 
  • Bath Gift basket: “ooh-la-lavender" seaplant-herbal bath and luxury goats milk soap from Oceanna Seaplants, Irene Novaczek and Kettlegrove Soapworks. $15 value.
  • 1 pair adults' hand knitted mittens, 100% wool, teal, from Sheep’s Clothing, Lynne Douglas. $20 value.
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts - Two Tickets to "At Nightfall" -January 29, 2011 
  • The Christmas Store - Four Christmas figure namecard holders
  • Charlottetown Home Hardware - White Porcelain Dip Dish and Two Plates (value $13.98)
  • Cornwall Auto & Tire - Oil change
  • Linda Shelvey - Red Dogwood Twig Star
  • Brett's Coffee Bar, Charlottetown Farmers Market - gift certificate, 1 lb coffee
  • Indigo Books & Music - "The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict" by Jonathon Schneer; "Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life" by John Adams; coil-bound notebook.

Donations from members

  •          Laptop Identification Tag
  •          5-10-15-30 minute timer (for exhaust fans)
  •          Homemade bottled cranberry-orange sauce
  •          Small gift bags
  •          Handmade pullover sweaters (two) Child's size 8 - green and motley green 
  •          Christmas Centrepiece    
  •          Preserves, mincemeat
  •          Chocolate treatbags
  •          Hand made denim totebag
  •          Small Photo Scrapbook
  •          Set of 4 porcelain mugs (blue with painted penguins on them)
  •          Lady’s scarf - grey with black & silver sparkles
  •          Antique white linen tablecloth with blue embroidery, 44"x44"
  •          Small cosmetic/sewing bag, value $5.
  •          Doggie gift box-Tricks and Treats for your four-legged friends, value $10.95
  •          Machine pieced and stitched Christmas table topper, 25" in diameter, moss green and pale          burgundy
  •          One-serving teapot and cup with Christmas/winter motif
  •          Book: "Christmas Decoration from Williamsburg"
  •          Book: "Gourmet Gifts" by Sally Taylor
  •          Brown leather men's wallet
  •          Black leather men's wallet
  •          Campbell's Soup file box and recipe card collection
  •          Gift basket of preserves
  •          Packet of 3 "Food Network" magazines, 2010
  •          Bouquet of fresh holly
    Selected 2009 Auction Items 
    • Two Nights at a Cottage which sleeps 4-6 at Crescent Beach, Lunenburg County NS (25 km. from Bridgewater). Availability next summer, subject to discussion.
    • One Year Subscription to the Northern Star Newspaper (value $26)

    • a red handmade scarf

    • 2 handmade table center pieces

    • an antique bone china cake plate, white background with pink roses

    • a tin recipe box with the red and white original Campbell's soup design with recipes and blank cards, purchased new in the US and has a value of $15.00

    • two travel bags, made from a Canadian Living pattern, 100% cotton, washable.  They may be used for cosmetics , lingerie, or scarves.  Value,  $12.00

    • a cushion with an appliquéd dragonfly

    • blue & blue/yellow/gray reversible fleece blanket

    • family day passes to Avonlea Village

    • "Who We Are" book - history of Home Economics on PEI

    • from The Kitchen Store - a 26x13.5 cm baking dish - "Fragrant Garden" design

    • denim tote bag

    • Smelt Fishing Adventure for One - with Elmer Williams

    • bottle Cabernet Sauvignon red (dry)

    • audio cassette tapes of Lord of the Rings (7 tapes)

    • three nesting decorator boxes

    • men's leather wallet 

    • large bouquet of fresh Holly

    • 1 lb tin of Orange Licorice Ducks

    • gift basket of jam

    • a hand-made designer purse (Laura Burch fabric) (value $45) donated by Jan Green

    • basket of assorted edibles- wine, antipasto etc.

    • small gift bags in Christmas prints

    • 4 Fabric Christmas cards

    • fuzzy, burgundy handknit scarf 

    • small Christmas tin with 11/2 dozen chocolate peanut butter balls

    • small Christmas tin with White Chocolate Almond Cranberry Bark

    • mini fruitcakes

    • Passes for two (4 of them!) for the Haunted Mansion in Kensington

    • black dress boots size 8 -worn once  

    • Cornwall Auto& Tire, Cornwall: $40. Gift certificate, for service
    • Brett’s Bunsten’s Coffee Bar, Charlottetown Farmers Market: Gift certificate for 1lb Island-roasted coffee
    • Harmony House Theatre, Hunter River: Gift certificate, $25.
    • Picasso’s Hair,Charlottetown: Shampoo, cut & style, $42.00 value, includes GST
    • Taz Esthetics,Charlottetown: Manicure.
    • A "lifetime of recipes books and clippings", donated by George and Bev Mason
    • twig star donated by Linda Shelvey
    • mini gluten free fruitcakes