An eight-decades old tradition returns to Mexico this weekend.
Missouri Military Academy will present their 81st Evensong Saturday evening at the Mexico United Methodist Church.
MMA Chaplain Joan Cotton says Evensong traces its roots back to just after World War I.
Evensong began at MMA just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and for years was held on campus.
Thanks to the support of the community, the event outgrew campus and since 2013 has been held off-campus.
The service begins Saturday night at 6:00 at the Mexico United Methodist Church at 122 East Promenade.