John and Helen Neudorf have been donating beautiful items to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief sales for many years. This year, they donated a unique framed quilt to hang on a wall. The frame was handcrafted from barnwood by John and the image was hand quilted by Helen. On Sept. 24, 350 people attended the MCC Alberta Fall Festival at Bergthal Mennonite Church in Didsbury. Attendees enjoyed a vareniki, sausage and pie meal while catching up with friends from all over Alberta. Through a live auction, silent auction and meal sales, supporters raised $94,074 to support relief, development and peace initiatives in 45 countries around the world.
—Story and Photo by Jessica Evans
John and Helen Neudorf stand with their donation to the MCC Alberta Fall Festival silent auction.