Where are we today ?
clic a pic for moreDay 2 of the sale and what do we do here? Well be get lots of exercise (walking) and eat lots of different foods. Chat with people, some friends, some relatives and some strangers. Check out all the vendors and watch a few auctions. People watch and watching the traffic come and go from where we are parked. Nice to be right here and not have to battle the long lines of traffic in and out of New Hamburg. Thousands of people and hundreds of volunteers, this runs like clock work. The 51st year for this sale and Suzie's Dad has been involved right from the start.
The second and last day of the Mennonite Relief Sale and as usual things begin early, some of the volunteers are here at 3 am cooking and prepping for the day. The Pancake breakfast begins at 7 am as well as the selling of Tea Balls and donuts, The fair grounds is filling up fast and by 830 am into the overflow. Non-stop lines of cars.
Inside the arena people began lining up for fresh Strawberry pies at 7:30 this morning they line up the length of the area floor. Quilt auction begins at 8 am and goes to early afternoon with 214 donated quilts to auction this year. I believe to most expensive was $6700.00 most averaging around $700.00.
Some amazing hand stitched and hand quilted, so much work goes into them.
|this taken at 7:10 am|
|breakfast begins at 7 am , busy now and lineups a bit later|
|lots of pies for sale,|
soon sold out
|line up for fresh strawberry pies just after 7 am|
|cleaning berries in the stands|
|putting the pis together here|
|non stop cars coming it at 8 am|
|getting chicken ready for the BBQ|
|cooking the chicken|
we will get some later
|these Piroshki are excellent , save for a later lunch|
|line up for donuts|
|pork on a Bun, Canadian Back bacon, yummy|
|ran in to Suzie' cousin from from Ottawa and |
Aunt and Uncle from Kitchener again
|food court busy at 9 am|
|lots of great entertainment|
|line up for spring rolls|
|making sporing rolls|
|Mexican mennonites great food|
|donuts line up|
|huge crowd watching the auction|
=s. Donated by H.P Roth's family Suzie's great uncle who passed last year.
|The Roth Family posing for this picture|
I believe this sold for $4,600.00
|auctioneer doing his stuff|
|Tea Balls all sold out by 11 am|
|more great entertainment|
|Nephew Greg auctioned off the Feature quilt this year|
|The whole arena stands to sing this hym that is in the guide book|
after the Feature Quilt # 125
Praise God for Whom all Blessings flow
|we managed to grab 2 strawberry tarts before they we all sold out at noon|
yummy? yes they are
|for lunch aBBQ;d chicken leg excellent as usual|
|My new summer hat from the Thrift Store booth|
10 Bucks, one in and one out.
|love this new hat.|
cool for the summer
|by 2;30 all done here packing up|
|they pack up pretty quick here|
|by 6 pm tents gone and all cleaned up|
|her Dad had a busy day can now relax|
|chicken, taters and canned corn on our weber Q|
|sure hit the spot tonight|
|her Dad taking the golf cart back and heading home|
sure was a nice visit, and great weekend here
|Fairgrounds now cleaned up like no one was here|
|we almost all alone again|
Glad that y'all dropped by for peek and hope you enjoyed this day as much as we did
Where have we been this summer ?