Comfort House offers tours

PHILADELPHIA — A community open house for the Comfort House is planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at 2265 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:15 a.m. A free lunch from Smokin’ Barrel BBQ will be served, and there will be tours of the house.

Mt. Comfort Church has renovated a former parsonage at its Philadelphia campus into a duplex offering emergency housing for families following a fire, tornado or other disaster. You can learn more about the house and how to support the project at

Harvest of Talents bazaar, car show today

FORTVILLE — The seventh annual Harvest of Talents is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. County Road 200W.

A bazaar features woodworking, crafts and other items. The event also includes a bake sale, used treasures market, classic car show, silent auction, and breakfast and lunch.

All proceeds will support feeding programs through International Disaster Emergency Service.

Lord’s Acre Festival opens Friday

McCORDSVILLE — The 71st annual Lord’s Acre Festival runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.

The festival food tent features fish sandwiches, fish tacos, hush puppies, chicken sandwiches, tenderloin, hotdogs, sloppy joes, coneys and sides; water, lemonade, tea and soft drinks; funnel cakes, ice cream cups, and homemade pies and cakes.

Chicken and noodles will be served starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 for as long as supplies last.

For detailed menu, prices and festival schedule, see

Here’s the schedule:

SEPT. 15

4-8 p.m.: silent auction

5-7 p.m.: Vintage Car Show

5-8 p.m.: Face painter, balloon twister, bounce house

5:30-7 p.m.: Church Praise Band on the Music Stage

Always open: Food tent, church playground, vendors

SEPT. 16

11 a.m.: silent auction starts; end times are staggered

noon-1 p.m.: Larry Huston on the Music Stage

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Matt McClintick on the Music Stage

2-4 p.m.: face painter, balloon twister, bounce house

4-5 p.m.: Silly Safaris animal show on the Music Stage

5-6 p.m.: Touch a Truck with Vernon Township Fire Department, McCordsville Police Department and more

5-7 p.m.: face painter, balloon twister, bounce house

5:30-7 p.m.: Church Praise Band on the Music Stage

Always open: food tent, church playground and vendors

Greenfield Christian plans Riley Festival boutique

GREENFIELD — Riley Festival preparations are underway for the annual Bake Sale and Boutique at Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Oct. 6-7 at 23 N. East St.

The Boutique will offer a wide variety of home goods, gifts, furniture, appliances, jewelry and many other unique items. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, snacks, and treats will be available at the bake sale.

New this year will be a coffee and snack bar so visitors may enjoy a piece of pie, cake, or cookie with some coffee as they relax and browse the Boutique and Bake Sale.

Winter coat giveaway set

GREENFIELD — A free winter coat giveaway will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

“Coats of Many Colors” will include winter gear for all sizes, from infant to adult. The event, sponsored by Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Greenfield, will be at Steak ‘n’ Shake, 2121 N. State St., Greenfield. For more, call Pastor Joseph Riggs at 317-496-6845.

Chicken sandwich drive-thru open

MT. COMFORT — Chick-fil-A lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (or while supplies last) at Mt. Comfort Church’s Mt. Comfort Campus, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.

Each lunch costs $10 and includes a Chick-fil-A sandwich, bag of chips, cookie and a drink.

All proceeds go to help support Our Lady of the Apostles Family Retreat Center (2884 N. County Road 700W, Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Church.