Mennonite Relief Sale marks 38th year Aug. 1-2


KIDRON, Ohio – The 38th Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale is the first weekend in August, Aug. 1-2.

Located at Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio, the sale supports efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.

Worldwide aid. Mennonite Central Committee is active around the world in disaster relief, community development and conflict resolution.

The sale is run solely by volunteers and all items are donated.

Friday night’s activities begin at 4 p.m. The quilt and wood displays will be open as well as the needlework, plant and international craft stands.

Food includes barbecue chicken, Laotian egg rolls, homemade ice cream and apple dumplings.

At 6:30, the Camp Luz Children’s Choir will perform. The mini-auction will begin at 7:30, featuring a selection of wood, stitched and miscellaneous items.

Get early start. The grounds will open at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for a pancake, sausage and omelet breakfast. Most other food stands will open at 7 a.m.

In the big tent, the quilt auction will start at 9 a.m. Hundreds of hand-stitched Amish and Mennonite quilts will be sold, including full-sized quilts, crib quilts, wall-hangings and afghans.

The quilt sale offers a selection of fine art pieces, too, including a custom-framed P. Buckley Moss print.

In the air-conditioned school gym, wood items made by local craftsmen will be auctioned at 9 a.m.

At the 10:30 a.m. Children’s Auction, children may bid on a variety of toys, games and dolls. Accompanied by and adult, children will receive their own numbers to bid for themselves.

Spare a dime? Continuing from last year, the spare change collection will be directed toward the committee’s Water for Life Project. It will be matched up to $50,000.

Interested donors can also send a check to: Relief Sale, P. 0 Box 62, Kidron, OH 44636.

Free shuttle. Admission, parking and hayride shuttle service are free. The auction grounds is one-half mile north of downtown Kidron on Kidron Road.

For more information or to donate, contact Rich and Laurel Horst at 330-682-4843 or or visit


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