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Lord's Acre

Lord's Acre Festival

 

Friday September 7 - 4:30-8:00
Saturday September 8 - 11:30-8:00

 
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Food

Featuring our Great Fish Sandwiches, along with tenderloin, chicken, hot dogs and sloppy joe's.
Sides - Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Mac'n'cheese, Tomatos
Desserts - Variety of cake and pies.  And don't forget the Deep Fried Oreos'.

Entertainment

Live music Friday and Saturday including the debut of our new Praise Band!
Over 30 vendor booths - Vendor Application Form
Silent Auction Friday and Saturday
Free Bounce house and Face Painting
Car Show Friday night
Silly Safari animal show on Saturday
Our Community Playground will be open for all


Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors!

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HALSTEAD architects
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History

 In 1952, a group of men in the McCordsville United Methodist Church decided to establish a fund drive that wouldn't be taxing to the people and still wouldn't fade out overnight. Some investigation took place at other churches and communities and the Lord's Acre was born in this community. This being (at that time) mostly a farming community, it was decided to give to the church the proceeds of one acre of harvested grain. Since the harvest is in the fall of the year, a Harvest Festival seemed the best time to present this to the Lord's Acre Fund. To those who were not farmers, other methods were set up by individuals to their own liking. For instance, the grocer gave the money collected in his Coke machine.  One lady who raised chickens and sold eggs gave the income received for Sunday eggs. Some men decided on giving the first hour's wages earned every Monday morning.  A Lord's Acre bank account was started and as it grew, this group of Methodist Men (with a lot of help from their spouses) began to prosper and thus started procedures towards building a much needed parsonage as well as a program for future maintenance of the church. A two-day festival was held with a Fish Fry beginning on Friday evening.

     Having the festival entails a lot of hard work by everyone, but an abundant amount of fellowship and fun, faithful giving and our true faith in God prevail. Housing being what it is today we were able to make a change in our parsonage and purchase a house across the street for that purpose. In the meantime, we sincerely hope to continue with our Lord's Acre Festival and combination homecoming activities and shall always remember those who are no longer with us in body but will always be with us in spirit.

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