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60th Annual Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale

Come join in for the 60th Annual Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale which will be held August 26 and 27 at the Otto Center, ½ mile south of Arthur, Illinois.

The activities will begin Friday at 4:30 p.m. with a pulled BBQ pork dinner and the auction starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday a pancake and sausage breakfast runs from 6-10 a.m., with the auction beginning at 9 a.m. The silent auction is from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The children’s activities begin Saturday at 9 a.m. and feature a train ride around the grounds. The children’s auction will begin at 10 a.m, featuring toys, books and even some pets. The kids do the bidding with the parents supervising, of course. A featured activity for the children will be a petting zoo and pony rides.

Lunch items will begin to be served at 11 a.m. including a chicken dinner, butterfly pork chops, bacon burgers and river fries. Other food offerings include a full lunch stand, peadros (taco salad), hot homemade pretzels, lemon shake-ups, fried pies, ice cream, slushies, root beer floats and a variety of baked goods. Be sure to take home some of the homemade yeast donuts, tea rings and cinnamon rolls made fresh both days.

The auction features a variety of handmade quilts, locally crafted Amish wood furniture and many other items. The proceeds from the auction are distributed with 80% given to Mennonite Central Committee and 20% remaining in the local community.

For more information concerning the sale, please contact Richard Beachy (217-259-1427) or visit the website at

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