Lyndonville church hosts Autumn Festival on Saturday

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Ruth Canham, left, chair of the Lyndonville Methodist Church’s annual Autumn Festival, and pastor Olga Gonzalez stand by the banner advertising the event on Oct. 13.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 October 2018 at 10:08 am

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is getting ready for its annual Autumn Festival on Saturday.

Chaired by Ruth Hedges, with the help of lots of church volunteers, the event will be the third in what has become an annual event.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community is invited to come and browse through a large craft room with hundreds of items, purchase homemade baked good s and home-grown produce and take part in a silent auction. Two special items in the silent auction are a homemade queen-size quilt donated by Susan Berrier (Hungerford) and a Fire 7 table with Alexa.

“This is run just like a live auction, the highest bidder gets the item,” Hedges said. “There’s no guesswork and nothing left to chance. The auction will close at exactly 1:30 p.m. and the bidder does not need to be present to win.”

This is a sampling of some of the crafts which will be for sale at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church ’s annual Autumn Festival.

There will also be free face painting. Lunches will also be available with beef-on-weck, a hot dog plate or chili. Meals include macaroni salad, baked beans and a drink. A beef-on-weck or hot dog may be purchased separately.

Pastor Olga Gonzalez, who assumed duties at the church in July, will be unable to attend the event, as she and her husband Alexis will be on a mission trip to Cuba.

Part of the proceeds from the festival will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a first-time responder to disasters, and will provide hygiene kits, school kits and flood bucket cleaning kits wherever they are needed in the world. UMCOR provides relief in five core areas of hunger, health, refugees, emergencies and relief supplies. The rest stays in Lyndonville to help with church programming.

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