Friday, September 30, 2011

The Itinerary

This is the weekend of the VA Mennonite Relief Sale.  This is the weekend where you eat yourself silly, to raise money for mission services around the world.  Well, it is more than that, but that is what it is jokingly referred to.

While some may argue the point of promoting gluttony, to help those starving around the world, I say "Have a donut".   Trust me, you do not know what you are missing until you have tried our donuts.  If you live in another state that also hosts a Mennonite Relief Sale I encourage you to visit and try their known delicacies.  Every Relief Sale is different.  Some have donuts. For others, strawberry pies, and others ....  These are Mennonites cooking and baking, it is in the genes, you can't go wrong with food.

Oh, and quilts.  The quilts are beautiful, and the auction is fun to watch, and see how high some of these quilts go in price. 

So, it is the Relief Sale this weekend.  Here is our typical schedule:

Friday Night:
  • Dinner
  • Ice Cream
  • Browse the auction items and other booths, before the crowds arrive on Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Donuts and Coffee
  • Walk around, talk to old friends, let the kids enjoy the bouncy castle and the cow train, walk around some more.
  • Let the kids count the change for Penny Power.  They love it, and can keep the foreign coins they find.  
  • Check out the other activities for kids, there is usually an interesting, world view, craft happening.   Last year they talked about how children around the world make their own toys out of items we may consider trash.  The kids then made their own toys, I love their creativity.
  • Avoid the Children's Auction.  After ED's nuclear meltdown several years ago we stay clear of it.
  • Ice Cream
  • Lunch
  • Ice Cream
  • Last dash for take-home food items, before heading home and crashing, or walking.  Definitely need to do more walking.

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