It’s that time of year again! The kids are back in school and the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church and community members have been preparing for the church’s eighth annual festival, planned for Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Chamber of Commerce Park on U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
Immanuel Lutheran Church is celebrating 110 years in the community this year. Organized in 1901, the church received a historical plaque in 2001 to mark its 100th anniversary. The church is located on F.M. 775 in La Vernia, before the Cibolo Creek Bridge.
Festivities will begin Sunday with a worship service at 9 a.m. in the chamber hall. This will be followed at 11 a.m. with serving of a delicious roast beef dinner with all the trimmings for $7 per plate, available dine-in or drive-through.
Renowned musician Chris Rybak, “The Accordion Cowboy,” will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rybak plays his unique brand of Texas accordion music, a mix of traditional numbers, original songs, and more, across the Lone Star State, including the Texas Folklife Festival and the New Braunfels Wurstfest. Musicians who have influenced Rybak range from Hank Williams to Flaco Jimenez and Floyd Cramer to George Strait. There’s something for all ages in a Chris Rybak show. He gets toes tapping and feet dancing.
A live auction will begin at 1:15 p.m. The festival will feature a silent auction, waterslide, cakewalk, country store, pantry wheel, washer tournament, games, and more.
Plan now to celebrate with Immanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday.
For more information, call Pastor Bob Palan at 830-253-8121.