Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Location: Pierceton Presbyterian Church, 309 S. First St.(St Rd 13), Pierceton, IN 46562
We are now preparing for the 114th Annual Harvest Home Dinner at the Pierceton Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 12, 2013. The traditional all-meat chicken pie will be served from 11:00am to 1:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:00pm at the church, located in Pierceton, on State Road 13.
In 1859, seven years after Pierceton was laid out, fifteen people became the charter members of the Presbyterian Church, Pierceton. By 1879 the membership had grown to 163. The first church was erected in 1865. This building was razed in 1906 and a new structure was started the following year and dedicated in 1909. Additions have been made over the years to accommodate for changes. A new fellowship hall was added on in 2004 and has become the dining hall for Harvest Home attendees.
The first chicken pie dinner was held in 1897. The second on October 6, 1900. At first, the chicken pie was served only as a noon meal. One year there was such a small noon crowd that it was decided to open for the evening. An anonymous young man changed the course of history by taking a large hand bell and traveling all over town ringing the bell and shouting that chicken pie was available for supper that night. Everything sold out and the tradition of serving two meals has continued to this day.
Harvest Home features the Famous Chicken Pie made by the people of the church. The pies are made of chicken and gravy, with no fillers, in very large deep dish pie pans. Each pie can serve ten hungry people. Approximately one hundred pies are made each year for the Harvest Home Dinner. We also have a gift shop with craft and food items that are made by church members. The proceeds from these sales go to our Presbyterian Women to use for missions.
Become a part of a warm and tasty tradition. Come and join us for the 114th Annual Harvest Home Chicken Pie Dinner at the Pierceton Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 12, 2013. Dinners for adults are $8.00, children are $4.00 and we serve senior meals for $5.00. The child’s meal is one half of an adult meal and the senior meal is one half of the entree and full sides. All meals include dessert and drink. Carry out is also available. There is additional parking behind the church.
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