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Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival
October 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The 36th annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston
The Festival is the church’s main fundraising activity. Because of participation by members and other community supporters, the Festival has helped the church realize many goals, church officials say. They describe the event as a day of fun, food and fellowship for all who attend.
The day will begin at 9 a.m. when the Country Store opens, stocked with homemade or newly purchased goods church members have donated. Some examples of items to be found are jams, jellies, breads, pies, cakes, relish, preserves, decorative home accents, toys for children, Christmas items, and casserole covers. Everything in the Country Store sells for $35 or less, according to the sponsors.
At 11 a.m., the popular auction will begin. Items up for bidding are also homemade or newly purchased and donated by church members. These items are valued in excess of $35 and usually are sold for as much as bidders desire to pay.
Some examples from past years’ auctions include porch swings, barbecue smokers, pecans, oil paintings, weekend trips, dolls, seasonal wreaths and decorations, cap racks, quilts, afghans, and a year of desserts. A wide variety of items are usually available for bidding at the auction, sponsors say.
The Food Committee will serve coffee, canned drinks, desserts, and a few breakfast items. The Covenant Cookers will be selling barbecued brisket sandwiches and chips. These will be available around 10:30 a.m. until gone. Other briskets will be sold through the auction.
The Lord’s Acre Committee, headed by Karen Faulkner, has urged church members and other Frankston area residents to make plans to attend this year’s Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival and take advantage of the opportunities for purchasing a favorite item, enjoying food and meeting and greeting friends and neighbors.