2014 – IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES
May 11th – Soup Lunch Fundraiser at Westwood Church
September 27th – Mennonite Fall Fair at the PG Civic Centre
“Take Your Mother to Lunch” on May 11th
Soup Lunch Fundraiser at Westwood Church
Lunch served 11:15 – 12:45
We will be serving cabbage borscht and corn chowder soup with buns and dessert.
Lunch is by donation, in support of the Mennonite Fall Fair.
Call Wendy at 250-963-9276 to serve & to donate buns or dessert.
33rd Annual Mennonite Fall Fair
Prince George Civic Centre
March 2014: We have openings for venue coordinators and specific donations. Read the details below.
Mennonite Fall Fair
Fair Trade / Organic coffee, tea, dried fruit, cane sugar and coconut oil from Level Ground Trading at terrific prices.
Profits support the Mennonite Fall Fair. Contact Wendy at 250-963-9276 for details.
URGENT NEEDS – MARCH 2014:
|Venue Coordinators for:
|Gently used Christmas ornaments and decorations you no longer need. We will sort and repackaged them for sale in our new Christmas booth. Items that are slightly dirty or in need of minor repair are acceptable.
Contact: Wendy at 250-963-9276
Mennonite Fall Fair – GENERAL INFORMATION:
How will you serve with us? What can you give?
Join us on Saturday September 27, 2014 for the 33rd Annual Mennonite Fall Fair at the Civic Centre in Prince George! Thousands attend each year to enjoy a great meal and shop for quality new and used items. Food sales to take home include Mennonite farmer sausage, perogies, local and Okanagan produce, fair trade coffee and scrumptious home baking, jams and preserves. Shop for something special at the Crafts booth, Silent Auction (morning only), Used Books, Used Clothing and Garage Sale sections. Support an artisan overseas when you purchase fair trade crafts in the Ten Thousand Villages boutique. The whole family can enjoy the Food Court, Face Painting and the Garage Sale. In 2014 we plan to introduce a Christmas Booth with a twist – reclaimed Christmas decorations and ornaments at very reasonable prices.
All this fun supports Mennonite Central Commitee relief and development projects in developing countries – funds from the Mennonite Fall Fair will again support Food and Clean Water projects where most needed. You can make a donation at the donations booth or just throw your spare change into the Change Penny Power wheelbarrow on your way out. Did you know that Penny Power donations will be matched 4:1 by the Canadian International Development Agency?
Join us from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday September 27th - it’s a relief sale that makes a difference!
Why Donate ?
GRAINS OF RICE
When people comment on my
knitting for world relief I tell
them that each stitch is a
grain of rice in someone’s belly.
But really, I need to do the math.
Let’s say rice sells for $585 per metric ton
and a pair of baby slippers sells for $3.50.
Someone dependent on a diet of rice needs
400 grams of rice per day, costing $.234.
Fifteen people can eat for about $3.50.
There are 48 grains of rice per gram,
each costing $.0000122. That pair of
baby slippers contains 1428 stitches -
$.00245 earned for each stitch,
201 grains of rice bought per stitch.
So, each stitch is 201 grains of rice in
someone’s belly, and fifteen people
are fed for a day from
pair of slippers.
Now there’s incentive to keep knitting!
© 2012 W.M. Herring
Cooperative Baking Events – September 2014
“We have learned to see in bread an instrument of community between men-the flavour of bread shared has no equal.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Come help make baked goods to sell through Food Services! There will be baking bee’s in the Church kitchen in September to make cinnamon buns, giant cookies and pfefferneuse (peppernuts) for the Fall Fair food court. We need experienced bakers and enthusiastic learners! Call Wendy at 250-963-9276 for details.
Start baking early in September – our Bake table usually sells out early! Trays for baked goods will be available at the sign-up tables in September. Chocolate and lemon items always sell well. We cannot accept product containing fish/shellfish/meat, cream/custard/uncooked dairy products or which require refrigeration. Preserves and pickles must be processed in a hot water canner; pickles and relishes must use undiluted pickling vinegar (7%). Low acid fruits or vegetables must be pressure canned. Bring donations to the Civic Centre from 2:00-7:00 pm September 26th.
Put aside those Christmas gift books and summer beach reads for the Used Book table. We especially like to have Bibles to give away to those who ask. Share the Word of God with those who need to hear! Drop-off at the church during regular office hours until September 24th.
Gently used items in working condition will be happily accepted. We DO NOT accept large furniture, old ski or computer equipment, safety equipment (e.g. bicycle or hockey helmets) or baby equipment (car seats, cribs, etc.). Ask yourself, “Would I buy this item?” Donations drop-off information will be published in the bulletin insert in September.
Save extra nice, small items that would be suitable for gift baskets. Items must be new, unused, sealed. Think small baby toys, children’s books, gardening tools, small golf items, candles…
Be creative! We would love to have a wide range of local crafts on our tables this year: jewelry, candles, Christmas tree ornaments, woodwork, sewing, paper crafts, baby items, etc! Bring donations to the Civic Centre from 2:00-7:00 pm September 26.
Plants and Produce
Grow-A-Row for the Fall Fair! Divide those overgrown perennials! Re-pot your houseplants! Bring donations to the Civic Centre from 2:00-7:00 pm September 26.
This is the place for quality used items that are better than garage sale fare and for eye-catching new items like quilts or paintings. Bring donations to the Civic Centre from 2:00-7:00 pm September 26. Please let Wendy know what you are setting aside so that we can plan appropriately.
Bring your plastic shopping bags and clean ice cream pails to the Civic Centre on September 26. Contact Wendy to donate or request new craft supplies during the year – yarn, fabric, buttons, sewing and knitting patterns, etc. I have a pretty good stash!