RITZVILLE -- The 34th annual Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale will be Saturday at the Menno Mennonite Church near Ritzville. The event raises money for the Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches.
The event begins with breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m.
Food and craft booths open at 10 a.m. International crafts will be sold at "Ten Thousand Villages." Other craft booths will have antiques, quilters' supplies, fabric and unique collectibles. Food vendors will have smoked sausage, fresh-pressed apple cider, Canadian pure maple syrup, homemade pies and ice cream, kraut runzas, stone-ground wheat flour and corn meal, Troyer Amish cheeses and a variety of homemade breads and other baked goods.
About 9:30 a.m., Christian musician Sherri Farmer from Evergreen, Colo., will perform on the main auction stage.
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The auction begins at noon and highlights homemade Amish and Mennonite quilts. Also auctioned will be handcrafted wooden items, afghans, wall hangings, antiques and other treasures. There will be a children's auction at 11 a.m.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, directions, map and photos of auction items, go to http://mennonitecountryauction. mennonite.net or call 509-659-0926. The church is at 1378 N. Damon Road, Ritzville.