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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 for a time of reminiscing on your LM years, reconnecting with fellow classmates and reinvesting in the LM community.

In the event that our weekend activities need to shift due to safety and regulations around COVID-19 we will update this page with the latest information we have available, and we are already working on safe ways to be together and back-up plans should we need to make a shift. But we hope we don’t have to!

We look forward to seeing you there! More details and online pre-registration coming soon…

Sponsorship Opportunities

LM Homecoming & Fall Festival Event Sponsor packages 2020 imageOur 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 and FFA pancake breakfast, Hess’s famous BBQ , Auction, and many other festive events for all ages over two days at the Lancaster Campus.

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 LM Event Liaison, Mindy Kennedy at kennedyml@lancastermennonite.org by August 15, 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: Takeout 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM; Dine-in at the Alumni Dining Hall – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
    We encourage you to pre-order online. Pre-registration is coming soon!
  • Live Music & Entertainment during dinner
  • Children’s Activities: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
    Fall family fun, including: hay rides, hay bale maze, petting zoo, and an apple race in the Mill Stream
  • Sports Games
  • Blazer Nation Celebrations

Saturday, October 3

  • FFA Pancake Breakfast: 8:00 – 11:00 AM
    We encourage you to pre-order online. Pre-registration is coming soon!
  • Iron Bridge 5K Trail Run/Walk
    Registration & Check-in: 8:45 – 9:45 AM; Race Begins at 10 AM
    Pre-register online before Sept 1 to guarantee a t-shirt! Pre-registration is coming soon!
  • Children’s Carnival: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Benefit Auction & Reception: 7:00 – 9:30 PM
    Social Hour & Silent Auction: 7:00 PM; Dessert Reception & Live Auction: 7:45 PM
    Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is coming soon!

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. $15 for adults and $6 for kids.

We encourage you to pre-order at the link below. Pre-registration is coming soon!

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Children's Activities

Kids & families join us for these FREE fun activities on LM main campus from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday October 2.

Kids Activities Include:

  • FFA Hay Rides
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pedal Tractors
  • Apple Race in the Mill Stream
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FFA Pancake Breakfast & Kids Activities

Join us on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 11:00 AM for the annual FFA Pancake Breakfast, just before the Iron Bridge 5k Run/Walk. Cost for breakfast is $7 per person for adults, and $5 per child. We encourage you to pre-order online at the link below. Pre-registration is coming soon!

And there will be Kids Activities, including: Carnival games, face paint and more from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Race registration fee includes free entrance into the carnival

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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. Free t-shirt for those who register by September 1. Pre-registration is coming soon!

NEW this year:

  • “LM Buddies” to celebrate 50 years of Blazer Athletics we are offering a special registration fee for 1 adult + 1 child/youth, which includes the pancake breakfast and a t-shirt for both participants.
  • Kids Carnival – Carnival games, face paint and more from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Race registration fee includes free entrance into the family fun carnival activities.
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Annual Benefit Auction & Reception

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.

The evening includes a silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and live musical entertainment.

Pre-registration is coming soon!

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