2013 Harvest Home Celebration to be Held September 21

Preparations are underway at the Hennepin United Methodist Church for the 101st Annual Harvest Home Celebration set for Sept. 21, 2013. The day's activities will include a bake sale/candy sale sponsored by the Methodist Women in the meeting house next door to the church and a lunch stand operated by the members of the church to be held in the church's educational wing at the north entrance on Fifth Street. There will also be children's face painting, decorating pumpkins and an apple pie baking contest.

There will be an additional pie contest - Chef's Choice. After the pie judging, all the pies entered in the contest are sold for a donation. There will also be farmer's market stalls; craft stalls; Christian music will be played; a kettle corn booth; Grandma Rosie's Sweet Treats; and a parade. If you are interested in having an entry in the parade, contact Matt Dean at 815-303-3536.

If area residents are interested in setting up a stall during the event, contact Cathy Phillips at 815-252-4494 before the Sept. 18 deadline.

To finish the day off, there will be a chicken dinner complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, bread and butter, beverage and homemade pie in the church social room with servings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the 4:30 p.m. dinner will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets for the 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. dinner will be $9 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Advance tickets can be purchased from any church member or by calling Jim Phillips at 815-252-6228.

View the Harvest Home Flyer (PDF).

Source: Putnam County Record