July 28, 2016
“What’s a Peach Cobbler Mennonite Relief Auction?” Take one part high energy country auction. Add two parts of classic handcrafted quilts and a generous dollop of home cooking. Throw in a barn-full of fun-loving, good-hearted folks with a touch of four-part harmony all intended to http://male-viagra.com/ meet the world’s most urgent human needs – and, presto! There you have the recipe of what happens Sept. 16-17 in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, I-75 Exit 135 in Perry, Georgia. The cherry on the top is that entry is free, and all are welcome.
Relief sales are unique celebratory auctions organized by Mennonites across the United States and Canada to raise funds for people in need around the world. All items for sale at the auction are donated and sold to benefit Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that responds to basic human needs and works for peace and justice. The sale also benefits Christian Aid Ministries, a similar relief organization of the Amish and Mennonites.
The “Special Giving Project” at the Peach Cobbler Relief Sale will be clean water. Around the world, one in 10 people don’t have access to clean, safe water. Women and girls spend hours every day walking to collect water to drink or use for cooking and washing. And farmers lose crops when they can’t access water for irrigation. MCC works with local partners to make sure people have access to clean water closer to their homes, both today and in the future. This includes projects such as: constructing systems for collecting rainwater, digging wells and building dams for drinking or irrigation, training people to construct and maintain water pumps, and teaching sanitation and hygiene practices.
The menu of activities on Friday and Saturday includes a hymn sing and sale preview beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday. Saturday’s events begin with a sale preview and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The auction begins shortly after at 9:00 a.m. — don’t miss the delicious quilts, sumptuous handicrafts, and yummy antiques. If you come too late, you won’t be there for the best items as the auction ends mid afternoon when all is sold and gone! There is a quilting demonstration, children’s activities, & a homemade craft corner! BUT most of all you are welcome to some down-right good home cooking — barbequed chicken and peach cobbler! Everyone is welcome!
Contact: Brenda Shelby, Treasurer at 404-344-5012 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Sharon Rensberger Co-Chair at 404-404-536-3577 or email@example.com or Marilyn Schertz Co-Chair at 404-373-2907 or Mschert@emory.edu.