Historic churches featured on tour

July 27 event includes lunch, ice cream social

Fern Dell Historic Association in Newark is hosting a driving tour to four churches near the Kendall/La Salle County border.

On Saturday, July 27, you will have the opportunity to tour the Newark Lutheran Church, Sheridan United Methodist Church, Millington United Methodist Church and the Millbrook United Methodist Church.

The driving tour starts at 10 a.m. at the Fern Dell Museum, 9 East Front Street, Newark, to register and pick up tickets and maps.

You will then proceed to Newark Lutheran Church for a 30-minute history presentation, then on to Sheridan Methodist Church.

The route then takes you to Millington Methodist for a hot ‘old time’ church luncheon, then to Millbrook Methodist for an ‘old time’ ice cream social and prize drawing.

Each church will give a 30-minute program on their church history. These churches have all been in existence over 100 years.

Cost for the tour (drive your own vehicles) is $10 for the day. Questions? Call (630) 957-7846 or (815) 695-5656.