Hays After 5 Christian women’s group will host its annual Country Fair and Auction fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2250 E. Eighth in Hays.

Participants are asked to bring items for the silent and live auctions to the banquet hall between 4 and 6 p.m. John Kisner, professional auctioneer, will be conducting the live auction. All proceeds will benefit Stonecroft Ministry, an international ministry for women headquartered in Overland Park.

Also on the agenda will be inspirational speaker Ute Stalford, Norman, Okla. Stalford, an author and former linguist and teacher, grew up in war-torn Germany where her talk, “Walking in the Freedom of Forgiveness,” will begin.

Cost of the dinner program is $12.50. Reservations are due by Oct. 5 to nocheartnurse@yahoo.com or to (785) 202-1036.