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Quilt Biddiing

BIDDING ON QUILT— Workers at the United Methodist Church of Frankston display a colorful quilt up for bidding at the annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival held at the church’s Family Life Center. Bidding on this quilt was brisk and picked up on numerous other items during the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 23. A large crowd of church members and members of the Frankston area community took part in the auction and bought items at the earlier Country Store. 

— Citizen Photo 

Lord’s Acre Country Store, Auction 

draws big crowd at UMC on Oct. 23 

The 36th annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival attracted a big crowd Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston.

The Festival is the church’s main fund-raising activity. Because of members’ and other community supporters’ participation, the Festival has helped the church realize many goals, church officials say. They described the event as a day of fun, food and fellowship for all who attend.

The day began at 9 a.m. when the Country Store opened, stocked with homemade or newly purchased goods church members have donated. Some examples of items found were jams, jellies, breads, pies, cakes, relish, preserves, decorative home accents, toys for children, Christmas items and casserole covers.

At 11 a.m., the popular auction began. Items up for bidding were also homemade or newly purchased and donated by church members. The items were valued in excess of $35 and bidders were active in purchasing the items.

A wide variety of items were available for bidding at the auction.

The Food Committee served coffee, canned drinks, desserts and a few breakfast items. The Covenant Cookers sold barbecued brisket sandwiches and chips. Other briskets were to be sold through the auction.

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Frankston Council adopts ordinances

designed for safety of city residents

The Frankston City Council Tuesday night, Oct. 12 unanimously adopted three ordinances designed to improve the safety of citizens, according to unofficial minutes reported by Kelli Landreth-Smith, city secretary.

One ordinance establishes a school zone on Perry Street, adjacent to the Frankston school campus. Another ordinance prohibits the use of cell phones within the school zone. The third ordinance prohibits bikes on the downtown sidewalk.

Adoption of the ordinances came after concern was expressed about the conditions covered in a prior Council meeting.

In other action, the Council unanimously appointed Safire Norris as Farmer’s Market manager. The appointment came after Ms Norris addressed the Council about her desire to add dairy, meat and other items covered by the Texas Cottage Act. She said she would like to work closely with City Hall on permitting and regulations to ensure a strong working relationship. Also she proposed that the market remain on the south side of the park with a $10 booth fee, the proceeds of which would be used to grow the market, and that the market be held every Saturday from April through December.

The Council also unanimously supported Mayor Tommy Carr’s proposal to install equipment to record and upload meetings to the city website to better serve the community

In response to a concern by Councilman Johnnie Day about a hole in a parking lot near City Hall, Mayor Carr asked the Water and Sewer Superintendent to fill in the hole as soon as time allowed. Mayor Carr encouraged the Council to focus on an area of town each week for property maintenance. He also spoke briefly on the proposed city street project under study.

After reports by city departments, Council members were reminded prior to adjournment of the “Spooktacular” scheduled for Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Frankston. 

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Blood Pressure, other tests

BLOOD PRESSURE, OTHER TESTS — Catholic Charities had a booth at the annual Community Health Fair Oct. 2, offering blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen saturation tests during the morning for those attending. Also on hand were church members giving information on the monthly Rainbow House Food Pantry. This was the 21st year the Health Fair has been sponsored by the United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of Frankston. — Citizen Photo 

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