Author Archives: Beth Miller

Tell us what YOU would like to buy!

Large Donations: What would you like to buy at the Relief Sale? Our Large Donations Coordinator, Paul Bontrager, is looking for suggestions for large donations. Before he asks for a donation worth $1,000 or more, he’d like to have at … Read More

Ohio Relief Sale Quilt now in Russia

At our recent Year-End Meeting, our Quilt Committee Chairperson, Susan Hofstetter, relayed the story of a 2017 buyer who purchased fifteen Ohio quilts to hang in United States embassies and consulates around the world. Wishing to remain anonymous, the buyer … Read More

Doyle Miller’s Donated Wooden Creations

Woodworking is a labor of love, and Doyle Miller certainly loves his craft. His donated wood “art” shows not only his generosity, but his formidable woodworking skills. Doyle grew up in Walnut Creek in Holmes County and credits his early … Read More

Vocation and Calling

What’s our calling? To be like Christ… By Marlin Troyer My great-uncle Alvin was a delight to be with, inquisitive, likeable and talkative to a fault. One day he told me he would have loved to have made a living … Read More

How to bid at an auction…

OK. We get it. If you’ve never been to an auction, let alone bid at one, it’s pretty intimidating. The auctioneers are talking so fast (and what exactly are they saying in all that sing-song?) You’re not sure if you … Read More

Special items to be auctioned in 2016

Two significant items we’d like to highlight are a brand-new John Deere Gator and an installed house door from Provia Corporation. A group of generous donors came together this year to donate a handy-dandy John Deere Gator. Our Large Donations Coordinator … Read More

Honeytown to play on Friday, August 5

Honeytown, one of Wayne County’s homegrown musical groups, will be playing at the Relief Sale on Friday evening, August 5 at 7pm. About Honeytown… Honeytown is a fun and upbeat four-piece group of talented musicians from Kidron, Ohio featuring Tim Shue, … Read More

How does the money raised here get spent?

If you’ve ever wondered how the money raised at the Relief Sale gets spent, here are a few facts that will help you understand what Mennonite Central Committee does with the money that you help us raise. We praise the … Read More

Yes, it’s true. The Relief Sale must move.

We’ve had three wonderful years at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton and we’ve come to appreciate Sandy Miller, the facility’s owner and coordinator. She’s given everyone the royal treatment! But things must change. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Relief … Read More

The “Junk Art” Man

One of the highlights of the annual Relief Sale is what the “Junk Art” Man will create this year. Mahlon Schmucker, a long-time worker with the Ohio Relief Sale is a Junk Artist. With welder’s helmet in hand, he takes … Read More