Thank you to everyone who came to the 50th VA Mennonite Relief Sale! I want to give an especially big THANK YOU to all the many volunteers who gave of their time and energy to make this event possible. Also many thanks to the donors and buyers. It brings much joy to me to see us all work together to raise money to help others around the world. The title of our 50th Anniversary book is “For the least of these.” Through this weekend’s event, we have raised money to reach those Jesus calls us to serve. May we continue to do this not only this weekend, but each and every day.
Here are the results. These are preliminary numbers. We always have additional money coming in after the sale so it is hard to predict for our final. If we add in the average amount given after the sale over the past 7 years, we might possibly have a final around $341,718, which could be our biggest number. We will have to see how much is donated in the next couple of weeks and months. We will have final numbers posted on the website eventually.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF NEXT YEARS DATES AS THEY ARE A BIT DIFFERENT- SEPT 29-30 2017!
2016 VA Relief Sale Final Report
Mennonite Weekly Review Article
|Preliminary total proceeds||338,300||264,021||340,200|
|Actual Final Proceeds||???||316,810.25||372,901.27||(biggest year)|
|Penny Power||22,183.55||24,530.37||28,210.29||click here for individual church/group totals|
|Friday night supper||13,021||11,061||14,753|
|# of donuts||12,000||11,000||12,500|
|# of pies||600||500||670|
|# 5K runners (ages 7-87)||122|
A few of the high bids
- A round braided wool rug made by Stella Brunk – $6,000
- 50th sale commemorative wall hanging made by Carolyn Bontrager and Charlotte Swope – $5,100
- A feedsack quilt made by Carmen Wyse and Mac MacArthur-Fox – $5,000
- White on white quilt made by Anna Mary Burkholder – $3,500
- Mariners Campass/Broken Star Quilt made by Mennonites in IL – $3,100
Overall there were 19 quilts that went for $1000 or more.
Submitted by Dave Rush
Relief Sale Chair