We have had the privilege of selling for this auction for the past several years. This little country church, literally is in the middle of nowhere, raises a large amount of money for relief in countries with refugee crises or who are facing disastrous situations. The following are examples of how the money which is raised is allocated:
• Educational material and teachers for children displaced by conflict in countries like Syria or Somalia
• To find and create water sources for people without access to clean water or irrigation for agriculture
• Money raised also provides quick relief for those facing floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and other disastrous situations
This is a great organization that puts any money raised into action. So come join us Saturday, October 1st, and have great farm food and drink and bid on great items!
Chuck Yarbro Jr, Auctioneer
The Ritzville Mennonite Country Auction (MCC) and Relief Sale is the 39th annual of it’s kind to be held in the rural community of Ritzille, in Eastern Washington, on Oct 1, 2016. It is held at Menno Monnonite Church Grounds (1378 N. Damon Road) in Ritzville. For a detailed map and schedule of this event, including children’s activities, click here.
This organization came forth in 1920 as a heartfelt reaction to the hunger and related human need that was necessary for those affected by war and revolution in Russia and the Ukraine. The efforts of the Mennonite Central Committee have grown into an estimated 1,000 workers giving their time and service in 53 countries. Assistance is sent to a total of 70 countries.
You have the opportunity to feel the goodness of being a part of something that has solely contributed over $1.5 million to the Mennonite Country Auction over the past 38 years. Their programs include providing material aid, such as wheat, beans, clothing and medical supplies to meet emergency needs, and agricultural development and water conservation projects.
On October 1st, the day is packed with so much to do and be a part of, starting with breakfast at 7:00am. Sales booths open at 10am and there is so much to offer you have to come to see it all for yourself. The MCC has done a spectacular job at posting a lot of items on their website, so you can get a sneak peek at all the lovely items they will be offering. The booths offer; Crafts, Ten Thousand Villages (international crafts), Collectibles and Antiques, MCC/Mennonite Information, The Recycled Spoon, Etcetera Shop, Country Store, and a Quilters’ Corner.
For all the Seahawks fans out there… there are even Seahawks tickets being auctioned off! Don’t miss your opportunity to snag these tickets at the auction!
This event is family friendly and hosts activities for your children as well, including a bounce house to keep them entertained! At 10:30am Bethel Mountain Band from Salem, Oregon will be performing on stage, and listening to their music will lighten your load and put a smile on your face. There isn’t anything that the Ritzville Mennonite Country Auction hasn’t thought of for it’s guests attending to support their cause.
The food is another reason for your to come and enjoy yourself, as the delicious eats and treats will leave you and your family completely satisfied! Food booths include; Food Stands: Sausage Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Apple Butter, Apple Cider, New Year’s Cookies (Raisin Fritters), Ice cream, Pies, Baked Goods, Green Bean Soup, Salad, Bulk Sausage, Ham, Slab Bacon, Amish Cheese, Kraut Runza, BBQ Rib plate and more. Definitely something for everyone!
The Auction starts at noon, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it. Chuck Yarbro Jr, Auctioneer, and his team always does an amazing job! The auction itself will include quilts, comforters and afghans, wall quilts, furniture, gift certificates, and many more new and fantastic good used items for you. (credit cards will be accepted for auction items for those of you wondering) The Menno Mennonite Church has done a fabulous job laying everything out on their website, including a very visual explanation of their items listed this year for auction. To visit their website, click here, or go to: mennomennonite.org.
Can’t wait to see you there!