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Church Steps In to Preserve Fair Tradition

(La Porte, IN) - Another change is coming to this year’s La Porte County Fair. 


or many years, Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, Salem United Methodist Church and Door Village United Methodist Church served home cooked meals from three buildings along the midway.  The churches this year backed away when asked by fair officials to upgrade the buildings.


Bethany Lutheran Church will now occupy two of the structures along the midway.  Church member Carrie Garwood said the church can fix up the structures and continue with the long tradition.


“I think we got the team of people who can get the repairs made over a multiple year period to the buildings and at least get them opened up for fair week with a church presence,” she said.  Garwood said Bethany Lutheran Church will offer meals and provide other things in the two buildings which will be available to other non-profit groups to offer things like food. 


“We look at this as an opportunity to share the outreach potential with other non-profits and churches in our community.  Garwood said the three churches no longer occupying those facilities are also invited to offer meals or get reconnect in other ways during the fair.  She said the other building will apparently be used by the fair for office space.

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