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 Augusta 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 Chair, Jason Ropp: (319) 331-7695
Quilts, Carolyn Bontrager: (540) 421-0779
Food Committee, Sandra Rush: (540) 478-7602
601 Parkwood Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds: 4808 S Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Parking and admission are FREE!
2020 Board of Directors
- Kayla Baker
- Nelson Blosser
- Rod Burkholder, Treasurer
- Claire DeBrun
- Karen Gonzol
- Phil Harder
- Ken Horst
- Timothy Jost
- Garland Martin
- Willard Martin
- Pete McCarthy
- Sam Miller
- Dave Mininger
- Marv Nisly, Vice Chair
- Ed Rissler
- David Rush, Chair
- Sandra Rush
- Marisa Clymer Shank
- Sherry Showalter, Secretary