HENNEPIN — Preparations are underway at the Hennepin United Methodist Church for the 102nd annual Harvest Home celebration to be held Sept. 20.
The day's activities will include a bake goods and candy sale sponsored by the Methodist Women in the meeting house next to the church; a lunch stand operated by members of the church to be held in the church's education wing at the north entrance on Fifth Street; children's face painting; decorating pumpkins; farmers market; crafts; parade; and an apple pie baking contest and a chef's choice pie contest. After the pie judging, all the pies will be sold for a donation.
The day will conclude with a traditional chicken dinner complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw, bread and butter, beverage and homemade pie in the church social room. Dinner will be served at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The cost for the 4:30 p.m. serving is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years old. The cost for the 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. servings is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Carry out meals will be available beginning at 4 p.m. in the church's education wing at the north entrance on Fifth Street. To purchase tickets, contact any church member of Jim Phillips at 815-252-6228 or Cathy Phillips at 815-252-4494.
To have a parade entry, contact Matthew Dean at 815-303-3536. To have a stall or for more information, contact Cathy Phillips at 815-252-4494 before the Sept. 16 deadline.