More than 1,000 volunteers are getting ready for the Mennonite Relief Sale, set for the Fairgrounds in Hutchinson April 17 and 18.

Goessel resident Jerry Toews has once again found several old cars and tractors to be a part of the sale. 

In addition to handmade quilts, food and other donated items, there will be the usual group of antique tractors and automobiles available for auction.

The sale begins at 4 p.m. April 17, with musical programs slated for 6 and 7 p.m. All auctions will begin in earnest at 8:45 a.m. April 18. 

The antique cars will be part of the General Auction in the Sunflower North building. More than 250 quilts will be auctioned in the Meadowlark Building. For a complete listing of quilts and schedule of events, visit

Toews makes sure those vehicles are in running condition and look good enough for people to make a bid. The donated tractors and cars usually are vehicles that have had some restoration work done, but may have also been sitting for a few years.

Toews, a retired teacher, has been fixing up vehicles for the sale for more than a decade.