MONTGOMERY — The 39th annual Daviess County Relief Sale is coming back this weekend at Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery. A well-attended community event, the profits made go to benefit several organizations, both local and global.
"Some older guys had started it years ago, and we wanted to keep it going to benefit those less fortunate than us," said relief sale organizer Darrel Wagler.
This year’s relief sale is set for Saturday at Dinky’s, on CR 900 E., north of Cannelburg and south of Odon. Food will be served beginning at 4 p.m., including grilled sausage, turkey and chicken, sides and desserts.
Auction items will include various donated merchandise, homemade quilts, baby blankets, crafts, furniture, toys, tools, farm products and household products, according to Wagler. The auction kicks off at 5 p.m.
"Last year we had the best one we've had," said Wagler. "It's really a good opportunity to share what we have with those less fortunate. We have food and water, we're in the top 8% in the world, it's important for us to give back to others."
Last year, the relief sale netted $62,167. In 2017, the total was around $47,000.
Donations from the sale go to the benefit of the following charities: Christian Mission Charities, Christian Aid Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee, Sonlight Ministries in Africa, Ronald McDonald House, World Missionary Press, The Gideon International, West End Kid's Club, Pleasant Day Workshop, MCC Canning Project and Ebenezer Youth Camp.