Special to the Reporter

The Lordís Acre Fall Festival was established in the late 1940s as a means of raising funds in small church congregations with limited financial resources. Originally, each farm family was to donate the yield from one acre of their land to the Lordís work - thus the name ďLordís Acre.Ē If the member did not have a farm, they made handicrafts, baked or preserved garden produce, offered services or made other donations. The Lordís Acre Festival is a sale of those donations to produce funds for church projects.

First United Methodist Church of Glen Rose is holding their Lordís Acre Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, with festivities beginning at 10 a.m. at the Glen Lake Camp at 1102 Barnard Street in Glen Rose. The BBQ meal, brisket, sausage and the fixinís is being served from 11-1 in the Dining Hall on the Glen Lake Camp grounds. Take out is available by calling 897-2572 prior to Oct. 25 or 817-279-2000 on the day of Oct. 25. The cost for the dinner is $8. There will be a carnival for the children with games, crafts & face painting, two bounce houses, a barrel train ride, and a horse the children can visit. Tickets will be sold for these events, and the childrenís carnival will be located adjacent to the gym.

Both a live and silent auction will take place at Siceloff Hall on the Glen Lake campus with the live auction beginning at 1 p.m. and silent auction tables running throughout the morning. The fabulous Bakery will be on the patio behind Siceloff Hall. A great start on Christmas shopping can be accomplished by visiting the Country Store which will also be located on the patio behind Siceloff Hall. The Country Store will include such items as handmade quilts, clothing, place mats, Christmas decorations and ornaments, plants, used adult & childrenís books, antiques and collectibles. Local country western favorite Brent Hoodenpyle will also be playing. There will also be a photographer so you can get a great fall picture of your family.

The entire community is invited to participate in the fun and festivities.