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3 things to know for Sept. 4, 2014

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Today, we offer a double-header of 3 Things to Know, focusing on upcoming events at area churches.


Septabulous Saturday, a one-day festival organized by the Fortville Nazarene Church to give back to the community, is set for noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 701 S. Maple Street in Fortville.


Action-packed day


The festival will feature free games and prizes for the kids; barrel train rides, a photo booth; home-made ice cream; a petting zoo, and more. A fireworks display will culminate the event at 9 p.m.


New event


The Kids Against Hunger packing project invites visitors to the church’s gym from 5 to 7 p.m. to pack food to be distributed to kids and families in need.


Music returns


Live music returns to the festival this year. Adam’s Voice, featuring David and Charlene Adams of New Castle, will perform familiar songs that resonate with scripture. The concert begins at 7 p.m.


The annual Lord’s Acre Festival will return to McCordsville United Methodist Church with events from Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14 with plenty to do for both young and old. The church is located at 6247 W. Broadway St. in McCordsville.


Local tradition


The festival has been around in the McCordsville community since 1952. A group of men from the church came up with the idea of donating the proceeds of one acre of crops to the church annually.


The evolution


Early on, families who did not farm donated what they could, including chickens, eggs, wages and more. When the festival began to prosper, a Lord’s Acre bank account was established.


So much to do


Food vendors will be open each day of the festival, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 12 and from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13. Friday’s events include a silent auction and live music from the Punkin Holler Boys. Saturday events include a parade at 4 p.m. on Broadway Street, a magic show and a live hand-made quilt auction at 2 p.m. A Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 will cap the weekend.

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