CORNING— There’s a good chance an autumn breeze will be sweeping through the trees on the gently rolling hills of Corning Sunday. Fall-like weather may provide the perfect back drop for the Corning Irish Heritage Center’s Harvest Homecoming.

“We are excited to welcome the community back to Corning for our fall event ,” said Corning member Connie Carroll, who said the activities will begin at 11 Sunday morning and will continue into the afternoon. “We will be starting off with a lunch of Irish Coddle, sides and dessert beginning at 11.”

During lunch, which is available for a freewill donation, music will be provided by the Maley family.

Those interested in becoming a member of the Corning Irish Heritage Society will also have a chance to sign up for membership, one of many ways the community can help support the work being done to restore the former church and rectory.

“We are currently working on our flooring and have several other projects we are hoping to start working on soon,” said Carroll, adding the non-profit was recently awarded a grant from Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Carroll said that grant will open up funds so that other renovations can start taking shape.

“There are a lot of things we would like to do and getting this grant will help make those a reality,” she said, adding donations toward the renovations are also accepted. “We also still have the sponsor a room program.”

Carroll said the Sunday event will also be a good chance for the community to catch a glimpse of the grounds at Corning that can also be used for family reunions weddings and more.

For more information on Sunday’s event, find the Corning Irish Heritage Center on Facebook.

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