Stories

Posted: Apr 06, 2016
Here's another story from the past:When Arlene and her twin sister Ardith were adolescents, deacon Oscar Snyder asked if they would hold up quilts at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. He thought it would be nice to have twins holding the quilts, but they were too shy and declined. Much later, Arlene joined the Relief Sale Quilt Committee and served for fourteen years. Maybe it had something... Read More
Posted: Mar 23, 2016
This picture is believed to be from the early 80s, and the first year Herring on a Bun was offered at the Relief Sale. Gertrude Doerwald and her daughter, Sigrid, are pictured in the food booth.                 Submitted by Gunnar DoerwaldNiagara United Mennonite Church
Posted: Mar 20, 2016
In honour of our 50th year, we're sharing stories from past sales. This story was submitted by Marlies Boldt. Back in 1972, Helmut Boldt, a member of the Board, was in a pinch. It was Friday, May 26, and his first child was overdue. He was in charge of the Relief Sale barbeque pits for the pork-on-a-bun project, and he couldn't get anyone else to get them to New Hamburg. He needed to get to the... Read More

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