Lake Creek Camp Meeting Brings History and Uplifting Messages to Smithton [INTERVIEW]
The Lake Creek Camp meeting has been meeting since the 1800's outside of Smithton. It brings a rich history to their new events coming up for this year's meeting in the idyllic countryside of the valley. The Camp Meeting is a get together for all types of congregations. They'll start the festivities on June 27 and run through August 3. They are very inclusive and want all sorts of people to attend and enjoy themselves. They have nightly meetings and speakers, along with musical performances, and a bible school for the little ones during the day. You can look at several of the cabins that have been around since the early days of the meeting, and really connect with the history of our area from hundreds of years ago. If you'd like to stay the night, they also have newer cabins to accommodate you. There will be eight nights of preaching and music under a tent. This is the 168th year for Camp Meeting. I got to talk with Kathy Page, one of the representatives from the Lake Creek Methodist Church, who are hosting the event, about some of the details.
The Lake Creek Campgrounds is located at 33074 Lake Creek Road If you need directions from Sedalia, travel east on Hwy. 50. Take Hwy W through Smithton and approx. 5 miles to Lake Creek Road. Travel 1/5 mile to the campgrounds on the right. From Tipton, travel west on Hwy 50 to Hwy W. If you'd like more information, you can go to the Church website, the Meeting Facebook page, or you can call Kathy at 660-368-2382.