VAN ALSTYNE — The fourth annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival in Van Alstyne, hosted by the First United Methodist Church,will be held at the church this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.

VAN ALSTYNE — The fourth annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival in Van Alstyne, hosted by the First United Methodist Church,will be held at the church this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.


The festival will include a Country Store, children’s activities, pictures with Santa Claus and a silent auction. The Country Store will have handmade crafts, home-baked goods and gift items. Silent auction items will be on display under the big tent. You can even have your picture made with Santa Claus.


A barbecue luncheon will be held from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. in the Sanford Activities Center.


John Beazley will be the auctioneer for the live auction, which will begin at 1 p.m. This auction will include hand-crafted items, autographed sports memorabilia, etc.


The Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival, a Methodist Church tradition, originated many years ago when farmers donated the proceeds of one acre’s harvest to their churches. For the past three years, Lord’s Acre has raised money for the mission and ministry of the church as well as the community. Among the many who benefit from this event are VA Senior Center, Meadowbrook Nursing home, Great Days of Service, Gayle’s Pantry, Lost Orphans’ International — Naomi’s Village and SEEK Camp.


The community is invited to come and share this day with them.