Due to the uncertainty COVID-19 has brought to our lives, the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale Board has decided to hold an online auction only rather than a physical event and auction this year. Many auctions of all types have been cancelled or at least postponed.
Plans are to still offer items from the quilt and wood auctions, as well as silent auction items, kids auction items and many other items.
To give quilters, crafters and craftsmen additional time, the relief sale board has moved back the dates of the event from the traditional first weekend in August. Sewing circles have not been able to meet to prepare quilts, and event organizers have not been able to collect furniture and other items yet. Normally, this process is well underway by May.
The 2019 sale also included an online auction, so many things are already in place to hold an online auction. There will be “Buy It Now” items available to buy from Sept. 14 to 24, as well as the online auction from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3. Details are still being worked out and will be updated as information is available.
For more information, see the news release from the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale Board.