Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale set for August 3-4
by Ohio's Amish Country
Preparations are under way for the 47th annual Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction held annually at Central Christian School in Kidron.
The Relief Sale begins on Friday afternoon. Food and vendor booths will be open at 4 p.m. The evening program will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a variety of music by John Schmid, the Miller Sisters and the Loren Glick Family.
Everyone will be able to preview Saturday’s auction items. Again, there will be a silent auction of theme baskets and other donated handmade items.
On Saturday morning, breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, and more.
The Run for Relief 5K run will be held at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., the Art and Collectible Auction starts in the large tent and the Wood & Tool Auction starts in the gymnasium. The Quilt Auction will begin at 10 a.m. Gerber’s chicken barbecue, Laotian egg rolls, homemade ice cream, and much more will be available for lunch. The fourth annual cornhole tournament and third annual volleyball tournament will be part of Saturday’s activities.
Penny Power is being designated for water projects around the world. This project provides clean drinking water and new wells for communities all over the world. Pocket change is being collected at area Mennonite churches until the Relief Sale. Collection sites and a coin counter will be available at the Relief Sale.
Children’s activities are available throughout Friday and Saturday. There will be festival games, a children’s train, and an auction for children 13 and under where they can bid on many different items.
The bungee jumping activity for everyone to watch or bounce into action will again be available.
Auction items can be previewed online about one month prior to the sale at www.OhioMCCReliefSale.org. Brochures, registration information, forms for the Run for Relief, cornhole, and volleyball tournaments are also available online.
Admission and parking are free. Handicap parking and wheelchairs are available.