"It came from the tradition of giving the Lord an acre of your land back when most of the farmers had about 40 acres of land," explained Pioneer Memorial church pastor Richard Petree. "And they brought whatever that acre made and sold it in an auction for the church."
But for the locals, it's more than just a yearly gathering.
"It's just something you do," said Aleta Scott Alexander.
Aleta's family has many ties with the pioneer memorial church. Not only was she raised here, but her great grandfather donated the land the church was built on, and her grandfather was the architect. So coming to the annual lords acre sale is important to her family.
"Even for the 17 years that we lived in the Metroplex, we came back, my whole family, every year for this because it's like a homecoming reunion type thing," she explained.
It's a tradition that has stayed in the Alexander family every single year. Including her children, who haven't missed a potluck dinner yet.
"It's really something so important to us that people come from all over," said Aleta.
Though her son missed this year's potluck, Aleta says that getting to share the tradition with her children and grandchildren is something unique.
"To share that with them, it's just something that they just don't see anywhere else," she said. "So it's just special."
As Aleta and her family enjoy their meals, she hopes the younger generation will continue this tradition for many more years to come.
All of the money raised tonight will go back to the church and their benevolent causes.