FAIRVIEW — Today and tomorrow (Saturday) the Northern Michigan Relief Sale will be taking place at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds, 1889 Caldwell Road, Mio. The sale is a fund-raiser for the Mennonite Central Committee, a non-profit organization helping people in need around the world.
The Relief Sale features hand-crafted items for sale and auction, bakery items (pies, cakes, bread and other baked goods, jams, jellies, cheese, cookbooks, plants, and other country style food items), a large book sale, garage sale items and produce stand, as well as music.
Saturday’s Events include
Shops open – 7:30 a.m.
Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Breakfast with Pure Maple Syrup – served from 6 – 10 a.m.
Chicken BBQ Dinner – served starting at 12 p.m.
Quilt Auction – 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.
General Auction – from 9:30 – 11 a.m., approximately 12 p.m., and again following the 1 p.m. quilt auction.
Since their first sale in 1966, the Northern Michigan Relief Sale has been raising funds to support the projects and programs of Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches. MCC shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. The sale is one of 43 relief sale events in the U.S. and Canada that together raise over five million dollars annually. The sale is made possible with the help of many volunteers who contribute their time and resources.