Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rhubarb for Rhuleif!

Last evening and today was the 46th Annual Mennonite
Relief Sale in our area.
Our church's Mission's Committee organized and sold locally 
grown and donated rhubarb for the second year in a row.
This day is a wonderful time for many different
Mennonite Churches to come together in support 
of Mennonite Central Committee
who provides Relief for the Needy
"Across the street and around the World"!

It's always an amazing day and we were able to
experience and taste many different foods such as
Rollkuchen and Watermelon, Homemade Pies, 
Fleish Peroshki, Vereniki, Cream Buns, Summer Sausage,
Hmong and Laotian Spring Rolls, Hispanic Pupusas,
Tea Balls. Lamb sausage on a bun, Homemade Ice Cream,
Falafel Pitas, Kettle Popcorn, and much, much more!!!

The quilts that were donated for auction were 
out of this world beautiful!!  I could have spent the whole
day watching the auctioning of those lovely pieces of art!
My co-worker Sara donated a beautiful quilt and it 
sold for $1,200 - way to go Sara!!!
The quilt auction is the main event and it's really neat
when quilt #125 out of 204 quilts was sold
the whole arena was led in the singing of
"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"
What a powerful and moving message.

It's also a day of socializing and reuniting with all
those great "old" friends that we see but once a year at the sale!
We reminisced how when we were youth the sale was in
it's first years and how we grilled hamburgers for hours
in the old arena food booth.
.... those were the good old days!

One of the food items that made the New Hamburg 
Relief Sale "famous" and is still sold to this day are 
the delicious Fresh Strawberry Pies!!!
I didn't stand in line to buy a pie this year but 
made one for supper - just had to have this pie on the day of the sale!

Then the farmer washed and polished the old '67 Mustang,
dropped the top,
and we went for a little tour into town.
A nice way to end a busy and fun filled day!

Till next time.....enjoy the rest of this last weekend in May 2012.....
Happy Birthday to my sista - Evelyn!!!!


  1. I'm getting hungry reading your post! That mustang is a beauty!

  2. Happy birthday to your sister.
    Looks like you had a great time....and I too am admiring that mustang.
    I like your new header!

  3. Rosella, you really out did yourself with this post. My favorite one to date. I remember helping to put the upholstery in the "Mean Red Machine", it must be a blast to go cruising with the top down. Awe summer time!

    P.S. I gain weight just reading your blog ;-)

    1. Thanks John - you and Diane MUST come again soon - we'll go cruising together..... There's an open invitation for anytime.

  4. What a fun idea for raising funds for the needy! And you've put me in the mood for a strawberry pie :)

  5. Love that car! My first ever car was a '69 The fresh strawberry pie has me wanting a piece.

    Your relief sale has been going on longer than the one here in our area. I believe our first one was in 1970. Great events...wherever they are held!