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Mennonite Relief Sale issues preliminary sales estimate

Sales figures for the recent Michiana mennonite Relief Sale were released Tuesday.
Truth Staff
Posted on Sepa. 25, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sepp. 25, 2012 at 2:08 p.m.

GOSHEN — Preliminary estimates from last weekend’s Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale could exceed sales from last year, according to a spokesman.

Gross receipts are close to figures from last year’s event, said Kent Miller, co-chair of the relief sale.

Miller said he thinks cold, wet weather may have been a factor in smaller-than-hoped-for crowds this year at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Total sales, so far, are $330,933, according to Miller.

However, the tally does not include money generated from the silent auction, which was a new event this year.

Miller said he believes money generated from the auction could push total sales significantly higher.

Sales were broken down into several categories: quilt auction, $105,625; new and used auction, $8,490; food, $131,000; Penny Power, $23,000; other sales, $62,818.

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