Come Join Us!
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is an annual, all volunteer event that raises money for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The sale began in 1967 at Paul Wenger’s farm in August County. The event is currently held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds the first weekend in October. An estimated 1,000 volunteers make the event a success for 10,000 attendees each fall.
MCC is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that share God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ. MCC works with people at home and around the world to ease oppression, poverty, and conflict. They lead natural disaster relief efforts, community development and peace work in more than 50 countries. All are welcome to attend, volunteer, and enjoy the fun of raising money to help those in need.
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is a tax exempt organization. Check payments or donations should be made out to “Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale” and not contain the phrase “MCC”.
Relief Sale Chair, Dave Rush: 540.433.9993
Auction Co-Chairs, Joy Coakley: 540.810.6960 & Phil Helmuth: 540.746.2068
Quilts, Carolyn Bontrager: 540.434.9402
Food Committee, Julie Sacra: 540.867.5301
601 Parkwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
[email protected] for general inquiries, or use the form below.
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds: 4808 S Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Parking and admission are FREE!
Apple Butter Boiling Directions
Old Augusta Mennonite School (Friendship Park) – off of 340 between Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft. View map.
2016 Board Members
- Pete McCarthy
- Nelson Blosser
- Marv Nisly, Vice Chair
- Timothy Jost
- Rod Burkholder, Treasurer
- Dave Mininger
- Louise Swartz
- Lisa Lehman
- David Rush, Chair
- Larry Trissel
- Willard Martin
- Garland Martin
- Marisa Clymer Shank
- Miriam Weaver
- Joy Coakley
- Phil Harder
- Sherry Showalter, Secretary
- Sam Miller
- Peter Fairfield
- Robert Showalter