Relief sale receipts climb to nearly $460,000

Organizers report the 42nd Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale this weekend in Hutchinson raised $459,021 for Mennonite Central Committee and its programs?an increase of more than $25,000 from last year.

?What a wonderful way to spend a weekend,? said Rod Chrystie, sale chairman.

?We thank our many volunteers and bidders for making the 42nd annual Kansas Mennonite Relief a wonderful success,? he added. ?We thank God for a beautiful day and know the money raised will help the world hunger and relief efforts of MCC.?

Mennonite Central Committee is supported by a variety of Mennonite and Anabaptists groups.

The general auction exceeded last year?s total, raising $80,032 Friday and Saturday. The top selling items were a 1929 Model A at $16,500, a John Deere H at $8,000, a Mercury Comet at $3,300 and a Hustler Sport donated by Excel Industries at $4,500.

The quilt auction generated $103,795.

Other notable totals include: Silent Auction, $4,790; Children?s Auction, $1,195; Ten Thousand Villages, $19,805; 13th Run for Relief, $15,497.

The next year?s sale is scheduled for April 8-9 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson.

More information about this year?s sale and updates on the 2011 sale are available at

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