Approximately 200 people came to celebrate the founders and builders of MHV on Saturday, March 22. By all accounts, it was a great evening. From the invocation by Arden Thiessen to the music by the Eastman Male Choir to the reflections by Eric Friesen to the cake and coffee served by the MHV Auxiliary to the recognition of the founders and builders by John J. Friesen, all were well done and well received by the audience. A big shout-out goes to all these people as well as our sponsors and the planning committee led by John Friesen, and assisted ably by Tashia Lapeire. Thanks for a wonderful celebration. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

About the Author

Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.