Mark your calendar now for October 2-3, 2020, and get ready for an exciting Fall Festival & Homecoming at Lancaster Mennonite! We hope that you will join us in person and virtually for a time of reminiscing on your LM years, reconnecting with fellow classmates and reinvesting in the LM community.
We have adjusted our weekend activities due to updated safety and health regulations around COVID-19 and will continue to update this page and our social media pages with the latest information available.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our annual Fall Festival & Homecoming event attracts current students and their families, alumni, and families from the community to enjoy LM’s athletic games, Iron Bridge 5K, Hess’s famous BBQ and the annual Benefit Auction.
We invite your business or family to be a Sponsor or donate towards our Matching Gift fund as part of the event this year. Click on the “Sponsorship Opportunities” button below to learn more about the five Sponsorship Packages available – ranging from Signature Level at $5,000 to the Bronze Level at $250 and Matching Challenge options.
For questions and to learn more about becoming a 2020 Fall Festival & Homecoming Sponsor, please contact Katelyn Workman at email@example.com by September 7, 2020 to take full advantage of the sponsorship benefits and/or to talk about in-kind donations.
Weekend Event Highlights - More Details Coming!
Friday, October 2
Hess’s Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue – Drive-thru/Take-out: 11:30 AM-6:30 PM. Lancaster Campus. We encourage you to pre-order online.
Varsity Girls Field Hockey Game vs. Lancaster Country Day School at the turf field – 4:00 PM. Please check LM’s website for current updates/changes.
Boys Soccer Games vs. Pequea Valley at the turf field – JV: 5:30 PM, Varsity: 7:00 PM. Please check LM’s website for current updates/changes.
Saturday, October 3
Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk – Register to run on your own turf or our 9-acre campus. Starting at 10:00 AM or a time that suits your schedule! Run for adults, youth and kids!
Benefit Auction and Gala – For the first time ever, join us from anywhere for the Lancaster Mennonite Virtual Benefit Auction and Gala! The Benefit Auction will run for one week online and culminate with our Virtual Gala on Saturday, October 3 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.
Hess's Famous Pork & Chicken Barbecue
Stop by the Lancaster Campus for an annual favorite, a barbecue dinner provided by Hess’s Barbecue. This year it will be drive-thru/take-out only from 11:30 AM-6:30 PM at the Lancaster Campus. A full barbecue dinner includes pork and chicken BBQ, picnic side dishes, fruit, a roll, water, and dessert. $15 for adults and $6 for kids (age 12 and under). During the Hess’s BBQ drive-thru, the LM Band will be playing several sets from 1:00-3:00pm. Pick up your BBQ during that time frame for the chance to hear them play! We encourage you to pre-order at the link below.
Girls Field Hockey, Boys Soccer & Blazer Nation
Help us cheer for the Blazers as our Varsity Girls Field Hockey team faces up against Lancaster Country Day School at 4:00 PM, and our JV & Varsity Boys Soccer teams take on Pequea Valley at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM respectively. All the games will take place on the turf field in the stadium. Please check LM’s website for current updates/changes.
Iron Bridge 5K Run & Walk
Register to run on your own turf or our 95-acre campus! The Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk offers runners of all levels one of the most picturesque trail courses in Lancaster County. Join us Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 AM or at a time that suits your schedule! Map out your own 5K route or sign up on our website for a timeslot to run the scenic Iron Bridge route while safely socially distancing. The race is self-timed this year.
$30 for registered adults; $15 for registered children and youth 4-17 yrs old; FREE for 3 yrs old and under.
Free t-shirt for those who register by Sept. 7. DON’T MISS OUT!
Virtual Benefit Auction & Gala
For the first time ever, join us from anywhere for the Lancaster Mennonite Virtual Benefit Auction and Gala! CELEBRATE LM and GIVE to support quality Christ-centered education for young world changers. The Benefit Auction will run for one week online and culminate with our Virtual Gala Saturday, October 3 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.
The Saturday night Virtual Gala will feature:
- Student Musicians
- Alumni of the Year Recognition
- Virtual Tour of the ‘64 Wing Classroom Renovations
- Student Testimonials
- And the culmination of our online benefit auction
Pre-registration / log-in required for Saturday night’s free Virtual Gala. Stay tuned for more information about our new Gala-in-a-Box option to enjoy at home during this event.