LEAF’s annual auction, harvest festival Sept. 26

LEAF’s annual auction, harvest festival Sept. 26

A highlight of the annual auction and harvest festival at Longenecker Evangelical Anabaptist Fellowship will be the barbecue rib cook-off with visitors invited to taste the ribs and then vote on their favorites.


Longenecker Evangelical Anabaptist Fellowship will host its annual auction and harvest festival on Sept. 26 with everyone invited for the day. LEAF is located at 2200 Township Road 606 near Winesburg.

A highlight once again will be the barbecue rib cook-off — by mostly backyard grillers — and visitors can enjoy the food and vote for their favorite. Last year was won by LEAF’s own Josh Weaver. Closing out the festival this year will be Ryan and Friends, who will perform outside (weather permitting). Bring a blanket to spread out on the hill behind the church to enjoy this family-friendly performance. All activities are by donation.

Breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, sausage gravy with biscuits, and corn mush will be from 7-11 a.m. There will be a bake sale at 7 a.m. until sold out. A car show from 8 a.m. to noon will have prizes awarded at noon in various categories and Best of Show. A children’s auction at 10:30 a.m. will have items for children and bidding by children with a parent.

The rib cook-off and lunch stand will feature barbecue ribs by local grill masters with baked beans, noodles, apple sauce or coleslaw from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a stand with hot dogs, and homemade ice cream and apple dumplings will return.

The main auction will be at 11:15 a.m. Watch for updates of auction items on the church’s Facebook page, Longenecker Evangelical Anabaptist Fellowship.

A raffle drawing with first prize of Cub Cadet Challenger MX 550, second of sofa swing with cushions and A-Frame, and third of Whiskey Barrel gas fire pit will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 or six for $100. There also will be four themed basket raffle tickets: $1 or six for $5.

Ryan and Friends will perform at 3 p.m.

All proceeds from this festival benefit the LEAF and a local family in need.

Join LEAF for Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The LEAF worship team will lead the service with a variety of worship songs.

For more information visit the church’s Facebook page or www.longeneckermennonite.com or call the church at 330-359-5155.

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