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Friday, May 25, 2018

Mennonite Relief Sale 2018 New Hamburg.

Where are we today ? 
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Feature quilt for this year in the centretop right is our Nephew Greg auctioneer
      Ok up just before the sunrise today , nice sleeping no more comforter needed , no heater, and windows open. Gonna be a wonderful hot day. And we are moving the coach to the New Hamburg Fairgrounds so that we can enjoy this years Mennonite Relief sale. The atmosphere, the foods, the people, and the auctions all fun. We have enjoyed this for quite a few years. Suzie's Dad still helps out, his 50 plus years being here. And Suzie did help as a child she helped her mother with the donut project that still are made fresh right here in the tents.
another awesome sunrise here in Plattsville
      All set up here in New Hamburg before 9;30 am with a nice parking spot we like. I took a quick walkabout the fairgrounds.
      Shortly after 10 am Suzie headed into Waterloo for an adjustment wtih her Chiropractor, then home here for lunch.
      Watching the way things are being set up all the tents, BBQ's fryers, as well as the parking areas.  Everything goes like clock work with all the volunteers.
     This year there will be 211 quilts auctioned  off and some can go for amazing prices, A couple of years ago the feature quilt sold for $42,000.00 What an intense sale that was and we were here.
      Below is a list of events beginning tonight and pretty well wrapped up early Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 25

Saturday, May 26

(5:00 - 9:00pm)

  • 5:00pm Seat Sales ($10)
  • 5:30pm Quilt Preview (Arena)
  • 5:30pm Plant and Flower tent
  • 5:30pm Food Venues
  • 5:30pm Quilts, Crafts and More tent
  • 5:30pm Ten Thousand Villages
  • 6:00pm BBQ Dinner
  • 7:00pm Indoors Auction (Arena)*
  • 7:00pm Silent Auction*
    • Novelty Items
    • Crafts
    • Home Decor
    • Gift Certificates
    • Sporting Goods
  • 6:45am Run 4 Relief Registration
  • 7:00am Pancake Breakfast
  • 7:00am Food, Craft, Plant and Flower tents
  • 8:00am Children's Activities Begin (Children's Activities Tent)
  • 8:00am Run 4 Relief Begins
  • 8:30am Official Opening of the Sale ; Quilt Auction (Arena)
  • 10:00am Outdoor Auctions Begins Outside* (lawn/patio chairs, sporting goods, hardware, and more)
  • 11:00am Children's Auction (Children's Activity Tent)

so quiet here right now before noon
a few rv's more to come I am sure 
donut project setting up
noon and getting ready for the crowds 
so quiet right now
we got to enjoy some wonderful quiet reading time for a while
started a new book but just a short story,
no matter I like Jack Reacher
         Suzie's Dad dropped by for a visit, still working hard doing what he loves here with this sale.         Soon time for supper I preheated our Weber Q and made a salad to got with our tasty turkey garlic sausage and fresh asparagus.
this did the trick for now
       Now by 5:30 pm the cars are  coming in for food, auctions and  fun.
within and hour the parking is almost full
     So we headed on over to check out the events.
line ups for food
live entertainment
I like to sample this you can see below
2 bucks for a snack
    Then we ran into Suzie's Aunt Delores and Uncle Earlus , nice to see them again as always.
Delores Left and Earlus right
    Now into the arena to check out the silent auction and also the live auction.
a few things being auctioned tonight
the quilts tomorrow
Nephew Greg has the Honors tonight,
he does and amazing job so entertaining
    I am heading back to our coach and Suzie wanted me to grab some T-balls. Hmm such a long wait. So went to the cafe and bought 2, will get some tomorrow before the line ups start.
long line up for T-balls
always busy pace for a few hours
      Back home relax a bit, chat with our neighbours a while, SIL Sandy dropped by to chat a bit and get her car to head home,  Now wrapping up the blog  at 10 pm and still outside and almost 70 F. Really got to love this weather we have been blessed with.
      There ya go we had a wonderful warm sunny day here at the relief sale. tomorrow will be busier with an early start.
     Want to thank y'all for joining us and wish you could be here for all this great food and fun.

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  1. Looks like fun. What is a t ball?

    1. Actually a Tea Ball I will post a picture on Todays post, A fried cake ball, very tasty with icing sugar.

  2. I know we would enjoy a fair put on by the Mennonite community.

    1. This is a fun event great fundraiser for the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee)

  3. Hi Susie and George. I follow your blog everyday , first time I left a note. Is this fair at the same time every year, where is it held, how much to park a r.v. for the weekend. Something I would love to see, maybe my vacation next year. Thanks Barb, MTL Qu.

    1. Hi Barb, it is the last friday, Saturday in May every year. Parking here is free, no hookups and no traffic to drive in, if you get here early friday morning or even Thursday night. We enjoy this every year, The food tasty and the quilts amazing!

  4. That sounds like it's right up my alley. What a fun event. Be sure and show us a picture of the T-balls!!!

    1. Some real amazing quilts and the Tea Balls a tasty indulgence

  5. And I thought a T Ball was a baseball game played by little toddlers. Learn something new every day! :c)

  6. I would love to go to the Mennonite Sale..guessing i could never afford a quilt, but sure would love to see them! It sure doesn't seem like a year ago you all were there! Sure takes talent to be an auctioneer! boy there's tons of people there! Dinner looks awesome!

    1. It really is a wonderful experience , there is some deals to be had if you look. Greg is a great auctioneer and dinner was excellent thanks.


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