Money raised through the offering will help maintain a mobile canning unit that travels across the United States and into Canada.
Thousands of cans of turkey are produced during the week-long stay in Colerain Township.
John Hilegas, who supervises the meat canning program, will be the featured speaker this year. The cannery unit will be at the this year's sale. "It's the only one of its kind in the United States," said MCC member Leroy Stoltzfus.
This year's sale will be held at the Solanco Fairgrounds, S. Lime St., Quarryville, on Friday, August 11, and Saturday, August 12.
The event will open with a pork dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Auction items will be previewed from 4 to 9 p.m. Special singing will run from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Hilegas will speak at 7:15 p.m. and will be followed by the offering. The auction itself will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and will resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday's schedule includes farm items at 8:45 a.m., an auction of children's items sold by children at 10 a.m., shrubbery at 10:30 a.m., and large furniture at 11 a.m.
Special items will be sold at noon. A collection of Hess Trucks will be sold at the end of that sale.
"We have trucks from 1983 to 2015," Stoltzfus said. "There are a couple of years missing." The trucks are all sealed in their original boxes.
Sheds and gazebos will be sold at 12:30 p.m., followed by quilts at 1 p.m.
This year's items include an Amish-made spring wagon and a large playground set, an organizer said.
This year's sale will also include a blood drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 18 years old, and provide a form of identification.
The sale items are all donated. Anyone wishing to donate for the sale should call Levi Fisher at 717-529-6178, ext. 1 or Ammon Stoltzfoos at 717-786-0880. Donated items may be dropped off at the fairgrounds starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 10.
The committee also needs volunteer drivers for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Anyone who is able to help should call Fisher or Stoltzfoos.
The annual sale started on the Sam Summers farm in Gap in 1948. It was originally held every other year but became an annual event. When organizers ran out of room in Gap, the sale moved to the Solanco Fairgrounds. That was nearly two decades ago.
It is the oldest of 47 similar sales held throughout the United States and Canada and has been the MCC's third most productive fundraising effort. It is outstripped only by donations and proceeds from the group's thrift shops.