Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest, Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 pm

Facebook altarCome and enjoy the annual Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest at the beautiful, historic Spruce Hill Church in northeast Douglas County, Minnesota, Sunday, June 23, 2019.  The event starts at 1:00 pm

This year’s event includes a special presentation of “Voices from the Hillside: An Anthology on Spruce Hill Church and its Cemetery”. Prose and Poetry written and performed by Marjorie Van Gorp, with introductions by Paulette Friday and musical accompaniment by Patty Kakak.

1:00 pm – “Voices from the Hillside”  followed by the Gordon Men’s Choir and Congregational Favorites Sing-a-Long. 

The Gordon Men’s Chorus will sing and then lead us in our favorite hymns.

Following the Song Fest, enjoy an “early supper” picnic at nearby Spruce Hill County Park.  Norwegian fjord horse-drawn wagon rides from the church to the park are furnished by Jesse Lusty.

A free will offering for both activities is much appreciated.

To read more about the “Voices From the Hillside” Anthology, this 2017 Article from the Echo Press describes how it came to be.

Spruce Hill Church is now a nondenominational historic site, under the auspices of the Douglas County Historical Society.  It can be reserved for weddings, reunions, or special events. For contact information, and a map, click HERE.

For some lovely photos of the Spruce Hill Church and surroundings, check out our Facebook photo album here:


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