Proceeds from the 2015 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, held April 17-18 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, are estimated at over $545,000 said Tim Miller, KMRS treasurer.
The proceeds will be donated by the Mennonite Central Committee to world-relief organizations. The donation is a combination of sale proceeds, funds raised from MCC Ride of Relief (a motorcycle fun run) and other donations given to the sale.
The quilt auction featuring 262 items raised $181,486, an increase of over $40,000 from last year’s auction. The top-selling quilt was sold for $8,000, with five quilts selling for over $5,000, and two each for over $6,000 and $7,000.
The general auction featuring a wide variety of items from antique vehicles to handcrafted items raised a little over $81,000. Other notable totals include the Feeding the Multitude, $38,069.27; Quilters Corner, $14,836.61; Run for Relief, $21,690; and the sale of verenika and sausage in the Domestic Arts Building, $20,240.35.