Mc Farland Pavilion


“HE who began a good work at SPADE more than 30 years ago is continuing it”.

It will be two years this February 12th that Charlotte McFarland went home to be with the Lord and she is greatly missed. Soon after Charlotte’s passing, Howard moved to Colorado to be with his daughters and now lives close to many grandchildren. With the loss of Charlotte, Lou Schimpf, Director of SPADE at that time proposed the idea that we remodel the little cottage on the property in memory of Charlotte. This building was not being used and was deteriorating.

The Board of Directors adopted the idea of modifying the cottage into a pavilion structure with picnic tables under roof and a fire place built at one end. The structure will be named “The McFarland Pavilion” to honor both Howard and Charlotte, the founders of SPADE.

Last November 10th several men came out for a special work day to tear down the basic cottage and begin preparing for the next phase. The roof, posts and cross beams will be left and incorporated into the new structure to retain some of the character of the old building. There is still a lot of expense going into this project to complete the structure, prepare the ground, pour cement, build a fireplace, add picnic tables and whatever else is needed.

We sincerely thank all who have given towards this project.

If you would like to contribute to this project, donations can be made to “SPADE” and designated for “The McFarland Pavilion”.
Spade International
9077 Steinsville Rd
Kempton, PA 19529

Our desire is to honor the founders, Howard and Charlotte McFarland, show Christian love and hospitality to the many guests who come to SPADE and above all bring honor and glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



T​o write to :

Howard McFarland
c/o Richard and Becky Caldwell
3536 Shady Rock Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80920