Sunday morning at an early hour wagons, buggies, horseback and footbackers began to arrive till several hundred people had gathered, then came the auto with R. Kemp as driver with some of Marion's best citizens as passengers.
At 9:30 the house was called to order by the pasator Rev. J. A. Wheeler. A song by the choir.
The program was then taken up for the children, it was very interesting.
At 12:15 in the beautiful grove such as surrounds a country church, dinner was spread. Some wondered how this multitude could be fed, it was like the five loaves and fishes, there was plenty of as fine dinner as the writer ever saw, and everybody seemed to enjoy it.
During all this time Mr. E. L. Nunn one of the building committee for our new church, had his book and pencil at work with the result of something over $300 subscribed.
At 1:30 out in the grove we prepared another program. Bro. John A. Moore was called for, Bro. John responded with one complaint he couldn't talk - Well Paul, couldn't talk but the Lord loosened his tongue. John's tongue got loose and he gave us a good talk.
There were several who made up the program that have already been mentioned. Some of those who made up the afternoon program are as follows: Bro. Gordon who used no direct subject but made us a fine talk, Ed Stone who gave the children a splendid talk.
Bro. Jim Pickens advocating a standard of moral and spiritual life and next was Thomas Enoch with a good talk.
The program was closed by Sister Duvall who by this time was so fill with the holy ghost that she gave us an old fashioned holy ghost talk.
To say the least of it we had an all around good time that will dwell with the memory through time and eternity.