Former pastor to preach Acona homecoming


The Rev. Rick Shepherd will be the guest speaker when Acona United Methodist Church celebrates its 135th homecoming.

The celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 19.

Shepherd served the Acona-Blackhawk-Enon Charge in 2003-2004. He is now pastor of the Holcomb-Sparta-Bethel Charge. In addition, special music and special guests are planned.

Following the service will be dinner on the ground at the Acona Community School House, both buildings are listed in the National Historical Register.