One hundred fifty years ago, in 1873, Mark Twain hadn’t written Tom Sawyer yet. That novel was published in 1876. The first Kentucky Derby wasn’t run until 1875. In 1873, this country’s Civil War had been over for less than a decade.
A century and a half later – 2023 – the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford celebrates its sesquicentennial and has planned special events to commemorate the occasion during the 11th annual Masonic Homecoming Festival.
The homecoming festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14.
The opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m., followed by activities including games and activities for children, as well as tours of the campus and facilities.
The Shrine and Community parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and there will be a food truck rodeo, so come hungry and ready to enjoy some delicious food.
The BBQ contest also begins at 11 a.m. and there will be amusement rides and music starting at 12 noon.
Visit MHC-OXFORD.ORG for a complete listing of events and programs scheduled.