Lord's Acre Sale set for Saturday

Crafts, homemade pastries and lots of food from area churches will be on hand at this year’s Lords’ Acre Sale, set for Saturday at Franklin County High School.

The Lord's Acre/Lord's Hour Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Law parking lot at Franklin County High School.

The sale provides revenue for participating churches to use for missions, building projects and community service.

The sale has been a tradition for Franklin County and local churches for many years. The movement began under the leadership of Rev. Richard Hamblin in January 1964, when 17 churches met at the Penhook Methodist Church and elected officers.

The first sale was held Oct. 17, 1964, at the old fairgrounds, located at that time behind the Lane Company in Rocky Mount. The sale was later moved to the parking lot of Franklin County High School and has been held there ever since.

Again this year, in lieu of the usual auctioning of items donated to the Lord’s Acre/Lord’s Hour Sale Committee by local businesses, there will be a “Community Store” centrally located in the Law parking lot Saturday that will have donated items from the participating churches displayed for direct purchase with all proceeds benefiting Franklin County’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squads.

For more information, visit www.lordsacresale.com or contact Carolyn Saul, committee president, at (540) 352-8856 or 1st Vice President Bonnie Turner at (540) 483-2464.

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