Mark your calendar now for October 5-6, 2018, and get ready for an exciting Homecoming & Fall Festival at Lancaster Mennonite! We hope that you will join us for a time of reminiscing on your LM years, reconnecting with fellow classmates and reinvesting in the LM community.


Our online registration is closed for the event. However, you can still register for a number of the events over the next few days:

5K Run – Show-up day until the day of and pay cash (rates increase from pre-registration)
BBQ – Show-up the day of and pay cash; available until food runs out
FFA Breakfast – Show-up the day of and pay cash; available until food runs out
Auction pre-registration required with Advancement by Friday morning 717-509-4459 x 1020 or

We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Homecoming events schedule

Friday, October 5

  • Hess’s Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue
    Take-out: 11:30-6 p.m., Dine-in: 4-7 p.m.
  • Penny’s Ice Cream Truck – 4-9 p.m.
  • Children’s Activities: FFA Hay Rides and other fun activities – 4-9 p.m.
  • Hymn Sing & Alumni of the Year Celebration – 7 p.m.
  • Varsity Girls Field Hockey Game vs. Octorara at 5:30 p.m.
  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Cocalico at 7:30 p.m.
  • Post-game Blazer Nation Celebration and Tail gate reception
  • Class of 1958 & 1973 Reunions

Saturday, October 6

  • FFA Pancake Breakfast at 8-10 a.m.
  • Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk at 9 a.m. – In Partnership with THRIVE AND GRIT
    Registration: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • Blazer Nation Gym A Celebration
  • Annual Benefit Auction
    Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m.
    Live Auction and Desserts at 7:45 p.m.

Hess's Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue

Stop by the Lancaster Campus for an annual favorite, a barbecue dinner provided by Hess’s Barbecue. Take-out begins at 11:30 a.m., and you can dine in at the Alumni Dining Hall starting at 4 p.m. A full barbecue dinner includes pork, chicken, green beans, a baked potato, a roll, a beverage, and dessert. $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

Penny’s Ice cream truck will be open 4-9 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to LM.

Children's Activities

Kids & families join us for these fun activities on LM main campus from 4-9 p.m.

Kids Activities Include:

  • FFA Hay Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games in the Gym

Friday Evening Program - Hymn Sing

A variety of songs performed and led by Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster (MCCL), Karen Mosher Shenk and Jim Baer. The program will take place on Friday, October 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Alumni of the Year presentations will take place during the program. This year’s Alumni of the Year are Sara Wenger Shenk ’56 and Derick Brubaker ’91.

Girls Field Hockey, Boys Soccer & Blazer Nation

Help us cheer for the Blazers as our girls hockey team faces up against Octorara at 5:30 p.m. and our boys soccer team takes on Cocalico at 7:30 p.m. Join Blazer Nation for a tail gate reception following the games.

FFA Pancake Breakfast

Join us on Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. for the annual FFA Pancake Breakfast, just before the Iron Bridge 5k Run/Walk. Cost is $7 per person. Iron Bridge runners eat for free!

Iron Bridge 5k

The Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk offers runners of all levels one of the most picturesque courses in Lancaster County. Runners will cross the historic Iron Bridge at the beginning and end of the race on Lancaster Mennonite School’s 90+ acres Lancaster Campus.

This year we are partnering with THRIVE AND GRIT to support sisters fighting together against breast cancer.

After the 5K join Blazer Nation for the Gym A Celebration since it has been recently remodeled. All are welcome!

Annual Benefit Auction

Join parents, alumni and friends of LM as we gather to support our annual benefit auction on Saturday evening in the Alumni Dining Hall! The cost is $35 per person. Hors d’oeuvres and silent auction are at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction and desserts begin at 7:45 p.m. All proceeds from the auction go towards the Annual Fund to help keep the cost of quality Christian education accessible to students.

Can’t make it to the auction, but want to bid? Complete an Absentee Auction Bidder Form and return to the Rutt Building by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Auction Items

Week at the Bay!

Week at the bay located on the Bohemia River

Meadia Heights Golf Club

Play a round of golf and enjoy lunch at Lancaster located Meadia Heights Golf Club.

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga for two!

Turkey Hill Cow Party

For up to 100 people!

Ethiopian Dinner for 10

Enjoy an authentic home cooked Ethiopian dinner for 10 guests

Lancaster Barnstormers Skybox Seats (24)

Looking for a great location for a company outing or a small family reunion?

One-year membership to National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

One-year membership!

Grass Feed Beef

Each box includes 50 pounds of vacuum packaged grass fed beef.

Foundry Grill

Dinner for six

Framed Photo of "All Saints by the Sea" by Cam Ferdinand

"All Saints by the Sea" Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Award-winning student apple pie - first place & second place

An annual tradition!

Cooking Class for 8

Take a cooking class with our own Tim and Dottie Weber!

Discovery Flight

Mini lesson introduction to becoming a pilot.

Belvedere Dinner & Show

Dinner and a Show