FAYETTE - The Fayette Congregational Church will be celebrating its 66th annual Lord's Acre Auction on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Fayette. Proceeds from the auction will help keep the church in operation year after year.
When the Lord's Acre Auction first began shortly after the end of World War II, the church's pastor asked farmers in the congregation to designate a portion of their land as the "Lord's Acre." Farmers planted seed furnished by the pastor, and agreed to give a percentage of the crop yield to the church.
The produce was sold and the proceeds amounted to $369. However, because markets were too far away from Fayette to make for profitable sales, church members decided to hold an auction in future years.
The Fayette Congregational?Church will be the setting for the 66th annual Lord’s Acre Auction planned for Saturday, Oct. 13.
Home-canned jams and jellies and a large assortment of baked goods and quilts and other needlework (below) are just a sampling of the items that will be auctioned off at the Lord’s Acre Auction planned for Oct. 13 in Fayette.
The Lord's Acre Auction is an awesome event with a wide variety of items sold each year. Items will include smoked fish, fresh fish, wall hangings, handmade wreaths, homemade jams and jellies, baked good, quilts, paintings, pumpkins, fresh apple cider and many other items.
The atmosphere is very friendly and participants of all ages will never be bored with the church's humorous auctioneers.
The baked goods sale begins at 11 a.m. and the auction itself begins at 11:30. There is food available for sale all day and everyone is welcome to attend.
Directions to the event are as follows: Turn off Hwy U.S. 2 at Foxy's Den in Garden Corners, continue south about 19 miles, and look for the Lord's Acre Auction sign (Fairbanks Township Hall).