Every year before Thanksgiving, Enid hosts The Mennonite Relief Sale http://reliefsales.mcc.org/sales/oklahoma-mennonite-relief-sale. They are held all over the country but we are lucky enough to have one in our community.
I always find wonderful crafts, books, food and the pies are to die for! A lot of people go just for the pies to put in the freezer for the holidays. Just after lunch on Saturday the pie counter had a sign that read “450 pies sold this year, get here early!” Obviously I didn’t get any pie. I did eat bratwurst and New Year’s cookies (a lot like doughnut holes).
And then there were the quilts. My mother used to quilt and I saw how much time and effort went into them. They were auctioned off to the public. Some of these quilts went for over $4700.00 each, all for a good cause; education around the world, disaster relief, and many other projects to help people in need.
The homemade ice cream, not hand cranked but machine cranked outdoors in large batches and then sold inside, had people lined up across the building.
I always make time on the first weekend in November. Come join us next year or attend one in your area.
I missed it. And it is right around the corner. I want some pie.
You had me with the crafts and books, but ice cream sealed the deal!
Come visit us next year, I’ll meet you there!