Shekinah Fest is Sept. 8

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Make plans now to attend the 28th annual Shekinah Festival and Auction for a special day for the entire family.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Shekinah Christian School, 10040 Lafayette-Plain City Rd. (three miles southwest of Plain City).

The festival begins with a hot air balloon lift at sunrise, weather permitting, and a pancake and sausage breakfast at 7 a.m. Coffee and fresh doughnuts also will be available.

At 8:30 a.m., the main exhibits open, including crafts, homemade baked goods, fruit and produce, cider pressing, and apple butter cooking.

The auction will start at 10 a.m. and feature collectibles, furniture, and many other items. A hand-crafted quilt auction beginning at 1 p.m. One of the popular auction events is the sale of tickets for in-home dinners in a Mennonite home.

Activities also include hayrides, farm animals, a kid’s tractor pull, barrel trains, and face painting.

As always, there will be plenty of food.  Selections include chicken barbecue, trail bologna and cheese sandwiches, pizza, funnel cakes, and apple dumplings. Apple butter, cider and homemade ice cream also will be for sale.

There is no admission charge to the festival and parking is free.

A pre-festival concert is planned for 7:30 p.m. Sept.7, featuring The Kings Heralds, founded in 1927. They have recorded over 100 albums in 30 different languages in a variety of musical styles.  The rich blend, harmony and balance of a cappella style has been enjoyed not only in the U.S. but also in over 50 different countries. The group also received a “Gold” Angel award for being the oldest continuous gospel quartet in America.

There will be some food stands open before and after the concert. All are welcome. For details, call 614-873-5445.

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