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Ivanhoe Festival Aug. 11, hosted by oldest organized church in Lake County

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  • Ivanhoe Congregational Church celebrates its 175th Anniversary as an Organized Church.

    Ivanhoe Congregational Church celebrates its 175th Anniversary as an Organized Church.

Sherri Kelting

The Ivanhoe Festival will be held on Sunday, August 11th at 21078 W. Highway 176 in Mundelein. The festival features a craft show, grilled meal service, bake sale, used book sale, children's activities and live music. The craft show, bake sale and used book sale will run from 10 am until 4 pm: meal service from noon until 4 pm.

Admission to the event is free, but meals for adults will cost $10 if tickets are purchased in advance and $12 the day of the festival. Meals for children under 12 are $6.00 and children 3 and under are free. Enjoy either a grilled, marinated chicken breast or sausage sandwich as your entrée. Sides will include grilled corn, salads, tomatoes and cucumbers, and diced watermelon.

Ivanhoe Congregational Church is the oldest organized church in Lake County established in 1838 and celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. For several years, parishioners met in private homes. In the spring of 1845, members began to "raise a church" in the same way they were accustomed to raising barns and cabins. The original location was in Libertyville but this church failed and a new church was built in the Mundelein location in 1856. To celebrate their 175th year, members and friends of Ivanhoe Congregational Church, UCC, worshipped together and then enjoyed a meal and program at Dover Straits on February 24, 2013.

The worship service on August 11th will begin at 9:00 am.

For additional information, call 847-566-5204 or visit

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