Homecoming in Lilly Chapel

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(Posted Aug. 20, 2019)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

Trinity United Methodist Church in Lilly Chapel hosted its annual Homecoming celebration on Aug. 17. The event included a parade, live music, a singing competition, food, auctions and children’s activities.

Bob Godden directs traffic into the Godden Family Farm for the 36th Annual Trinity United Methodist Church Homecoming parade held on Aug. 17. Godden has only missed a couple of years of lining up the parade entries at the farm.
A time honored tradition is for the Madison County sheriff to direct traffic at the intersection of West Jefferson Kiousville and Lilly Chapel Georgesville roads prior to the start of the Trinity United Methodist Church Homecoming parade. Sheriff John Swaney motions traffic onward in his first parade as sheriff.
Trinity United Methodist’s new pastor, Rev. Tim Rash Jr., served as the parade grand marshal.
Representing the London Strawberry Festival, first attendant Trisha Hall, Miss Shortcake Carlie Newman and second attendant Briana Peterman wave to the crowd during the Homecoming parade.
The Madison-Plains High School marching band performs music to entertain the crowd on the grounds of the 36th Annual Lilly Chapel Homecoming.
Raeya Secrest, the 3-year-old great-niece of Rev. Tim Rash Jr., tries to hide after coming down the slide of the inflatable bounce house. Raeya lives in Ashville and came to Lilly Chapel for the homecoming.

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