By Jacki Nelson
Next week, the whole community will be in a festive mood as Home Sweet Hesston begins on Wednesday evening with a meal, parade and bonfire. Festivities will continue through Saturday evening at locations across the community.
Time: 5-6 p.m. Pulled Pork Meal
Location: Hesston Mennonite Church.
The meal will be served by the Hesston High After Prom committee with pork and all the trimmings supplied by Weaver Grocers.
“How could you go to a parade without eating first?” asked Hesston Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb, one of the primary coordinators of Home Sweet Hesston.
Hesston Mennonite Church, located on Main Street, will be an ideal gathering point to enjoy food before watching the parade travel down Main.
“We’re really grateful the churches in the community are relocating their activities that evening; so we anticipate a good turnout,” said Lamb.
Home Sweet Hesston Parade
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Main Street
A staple of community celebrations, the Home Sweet Hesston parade will make its way down Main Street beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The parade will begin at the Hesston Area Senior Center, just south of the intersection of Main Street and Old Highway 81. The parade route will travel south and end at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.