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Spruce Hill Church to host mid-summer hymn-sing and picnic

The public is invited at attend the Mid-Summer Hymn-Sing at the historic Spruce Hill Church in northeastern Douglas County on Sunday, July 1. (Contributed photo)

The public is invited to attend the annual Mid-Summer Hymn-Sing and picnic at the Spruce Hill Church on Sunday, July 1. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a musical prelude.

The Gordon Men's Choir will sing a tribute to the old church and what it stands for.

Pastor Michael Hanson, who conducts home ministry visits in the Morris area, will deliver the message. Special music will play throughout the service and at the county park during the picnic.

The afternoon picnic will include hot dogs and various condiments. David Lusty will provide wagon rides from the church to Spruce Hill Park (not through the old town site). Historians, including Joel Blank, will share information about the old town site.

The Spruce Hill Church has been under the management of the Douglas County Historical Society since 1994. The 1880 Swedish immigrants who built the church established firm traditions of worship. The church is located off County Road 5 in northeast Douglas County.

For more information, call the historical society at (320) 762-0382.