This weekend’s Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale features a large lineup of vehicles for auction

The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, April 7-8, at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, has an unusually high number of donated vehicles to auction off this year, according to Jerry Toews of Goessel, who oversees that part of the sale’s General Auction. Pictured in the lineup above are: back row (from left), a 1962 F-600 Ford Truck and a 2004 Starcraft camper; middle row, a 2001 Mercedes, a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, a 2002 Honda Accord, a 1999 Alero, a 1941 DV Case, a 1947 H IHC, a 1937 Allis, 1953 Massey Pony, a 1954 John Deere 40 and a 1928 Chevy Coupe; front row, a 2008 Dixon mower and a 2009 Kymco scooter. Two of the cars have a Hillsboro connection, according to Toews. The 1928 Chevy Coupe was donated by Joyce Barkman (inset photo). “This car was originally a desirable dry California car with no rust and only has 43,000 miles,” Toews said. “It was restored and sold at the California MCC Sale about 20 years ago. Some­how through relatives it made its way to Hillsboro. Joyce decided to donate it to this year’s sale. It is a very nice original car with original style mohair interior and painted in original Brewster Green body with black fenders. The wood that holds the body together is in excellent condition.” Toews said the 2002 Honda Accord LX was donated by Don and Carolyn Penner, who recently moved from Hillsboro to Kidron Bethel Retirement Village. “The car has 137,000 miles on it and has received above-average maintenance,” Toews said. “Don and Carolyn have done every maintenance procedure that is recommended in the manual that came with the car. Few folks do that. It is a very clean car and has been very well maintained.” For more information the General Auction and myriad other components of the Kansas Menno­nite Relief Sale, go to visit the sale website at Last year’s sale raised $620,000 for Mennonite Central Committee’s relief and development work around the world.

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