Mark your calendar now for October 4-5, 2019, and get ready for an exciting Fall Festival & Homecoming 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.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, October 4
- Hess’s Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue
Take-out: 11:30 AM-6 PM, Dine-in: 4-7 PM at the Alumni Dining Hall
- Children’s Activities – 4-7:30 PM
- Varsity Girls Soccer Game vs. Cocalico – 4 PM
- Varsity Girls Field Hockey Game vs. Octorara – 7 PM
- Blazer Nation Celebration at halftime of the Field Hockey Game to honor alumni players
- Tail Gate Reception following the Field Hockey Game at about 8:45 to 9:45 PM
Saturday, October 5
- FFA Pancake Breakfast – 7:30-10:30 AM
- Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk Begins – 9 AM
Registration – 7:45-8:45 AM; Kids Run – 9:45 AM
- Slugs & Bugs LIVE Concert – 10:30 AM – 12 noon at the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center
- Benefit Auction & Reception
Social Hour with savory small bites and Silent Auction at 7:00 PM on the Fine Arts Center patio
Live Auction and Dessert reception at 7:45 PM on the Fine Arts Center stage
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.
We encourage you to pre-order at the link below.
Kids & families join us for these FREE fun activities on LM main campus from 4-7:30 PM, Friday October 4.
Kids Activities Include:
- FFA Hay Rides
- Hay Bale Maze
- Petting Zoo
- Pedal Tractors
- Apple Race in the Mill Stream
Girls Soccer Game, Girls Field Hockey Game & Blazer Nation
Help us cheer for the Blazers as our Varsity Girls Soccer team faces up against Cocalico at 4:00 PM, and our Varsity Girls Field Hockey team takes on Octorara at 7:00 PM. Join Blazer Nation for a celebration at halftime of the girls field hockey game and a tail gate reception following the field hockey game at 8:45-9:45 PM to join with athletics alumni.
FFA Pancake Breakfast
Join us on Saturday morning from 7:30-10:30 AM for the annual FFA Pancake Breakfast, just before the Iron Bridge 5k Run/Walk and Slugs & Bugs concert. Cost is $7 per person for adults, and $5 per child. Adult Iron Bridge runners eat for free with running bib! We encourage you to pre-order online at the link below.
Iron Bridge 5K Run & Walk
The Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk offers runners of all levels one of the most picturesque trail 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. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each category! Free t-shirt for those who register by September 17.
Free kids fun run for Little Blazers 12 and under!
Slugs & Bugs LIVE Concert
A joy-filled, faith-based musical experience for the whole family! Featuring energetic vocals, exuberant piano, guitar and mandolin instrumentals, and brightly colored animated cast!
Randall Goodgame (former “Silly Songs” writer for VEGGIETALES and worship pastor) leads the approximately 60 minute performance. Kids spin around, parents get silly on stage, sometimes there’s a parade… Slugs & Bugs LIVE is truly an investment in your community as Randall leaves both kids and parents with laughter in their hearts and a deepening awareness of the presence of Jesus in their lives!
Slugs & Bugs videos have surpassed 4.7 million views on Youtube, and we are so thrilled they will be joining us at the LM Fall Festival on Saturday morning, October 5th at 10:30 AM. We hope you can join us! Also visit our Facebook page to share with others: Click here.
Annual Benefit Auction & Reception
An Event Transformed!
Join parents, alumni and friends of LM as we gather for our annual benefit auction on Saturday evening. The cost is $35 per person. $250 for a table of 8. All proceeds from the auction go towards the Annual Fund to help keep the cost of quality Christian education accessible to students.
Social Hour with savory small bites and Silent Auction at 7:00 PM on the Fine Arts Center Patio
Live Auction and Dessert reception at 7:45 PM on the Fine Arts Center Stage.
LIVE and SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Take a peak at the amazing items that will be available for bidding on at our auction – there are unique student, faculty and staff options, like a house project, dinner, pies, and more! There are also fun experiences, like Meals of the Month Club, TIckets to the Fulton Theatre, or a weekend at a beach house.
Can’t make it? Bid online on selected items at: www.biddingowl.com/LancasterMennonite
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
Hess’s Barbecue Catering, Inc
Marlin ‘74 & Sue Groff
Hess Brother’s Fruit Company
The Restaurant Store
Turkey Hill Dairy
Kathy ‘85 & Anthony ‘85 Beiler
Everence Financial Advisors
Garden Spot Communities
Esther ’66 & Lewie Martin
The Mennonite Foundation
The Old Country Store
Merle ‘68 & Ruth Ann Reinford
The John & Lisa Sands Family
Ike ’90 & Julie Stoltzfus
Dr. Pam K. Tieszen
Jeremiah Denlinger ‘99 & Kristine Widders
North Group Consultants
Planet Fitness (Willow Street)
CCAB Insurance & Benefits, Inc.
The Denlinger Family
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market