Lord’s Acre at St. John’s UMC this Sunday
Kathy Cooke

Brrrrrrr! Didn’t we all complain about the heat? Well, that problem has been taken care of.

The timing couldn’t have been better for the weather to turn cooler because it’s perfect for the Rockdale Historical Society’s chili meal fund-raiser to benefit the Rockdale I&GN Railroad Depot Museum.

It’s happening this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the HD Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park.

You may eat in or take it to go. And for the low price of $8, you can’t beat that. There will also be some awesome desserts available for extra.

Then hold on to your hats (literally, it’s pretty windy) because the St. John’s United Methodist Church annual Lord’s Acre Celebration is this Sunday.

There will be homemade barbecue with all the trimmings, made by our own Methodist Men, for only $9 per plate, dine in or to go available.

There will be a huge live auction of hand crafted items, gift baskets, holiday decorations, paintings, gift certificates, baked goods, jellies and jams, plants, Longhorn/Aggie items and much more.

I have seen some wonderful auction items during Lord’s Acre, everything you could think of.

I have it on very good authority that one of the items will be MawMaw & Boopie’s Cornbread Dressing, all made up and ready to go, just in time for Thanksgiving. MawMaw & Boopie are Peggy Cooke’s grandmother and aunt. I think I know her.

I remember one year Kathryne Parsley Roddam and I got into a bidding war over a pink feather boa lighted Christmas Tree. Yes, that’s what I said and it was gorgeous!

Fortunately, I went and stood in front of her and, uh-oh, the auctioneer couldn’t see her anymore so I got it. I still love that tree.

The biggest ticket item every year is usually a hand-carved Santa by John Shoemake. So unique, never one like another.

Betty Headrick and Karen Laughlin always bring such beautiful handmade wreaths, wall hangings, T-shirts, shoes, anything you can think of. And we all know how truly talented they are.

There will also be a silent auction to help you get your Christmas Shopping done early. The “meals in a minute” are always a sell out success.

There will be an old-fashioned church service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The meal will be served at noon and the live auction starts at 12:30.

Everyone in Milam County and beyond is invited to come and be a part of this day of fun and fellowship.

You will be blessed by attending and we will be blessed by you being there.

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