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Church calendars full of autumnal fun


  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Oct. 25, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Church calendars full of autumnal fun

Courtesy of Allen-Lee UMC

Coweta resident Michael McFarlin, standing, visits with Erwin Medford, center, and Pete Johnson at last year’s Trunk or Treat at Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church where McFarlin is the pastor.

Fall is in the air, and church calendars are full of Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treat events and other autumn activities.

Among the events coming up are:

•Fall Festival, Graceland Thrift Store, Christian City, Union City, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Fall Festival, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Roscoe Road, Saturday, 3-7 p.m.

St. Paul’s will have food, including barbecue, fried nuts and Frigid Frog snow cones. There will also be an adults-only “tailgate” area.

There will be a cornhole tournament, a bounce house, hayrides, pumpkin carving and a silent auction. Dancing, an open mic hour and music by the TalonsFire are planned.

St. Paul’s Country Store is also returning. A portion of any proceeds will be donated to the Coweta Community Food Pantry.

•Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat, Sharpsburg Baptist Church, 6413 Hwy. 54, Sharpsburg, Saturday, 5-7 p.m.

Janice Dukes, children’s director, said there will be candy, games, a cakewalk, crafts and hotdogs.

•Fall Festival, Unity Elementary School, Luthersville, Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Games, bounce houses chili cookoff, Trunk or Treat.

•Children’s Halloween Party, Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Road, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.

“All children should wear costumes,” Janet Alford said. “Each child will receive a hotdog, chips and a drink as well as a goodie bag of candy.” The event will include games, a cakewalk and prizes.

•Fall Festival, Sunnyside Baptist Church, Greenville Street, Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

“Refreshments will be served, along with our annual cake walk, Bingo, hayride and plenty of inside games, as well,” said church member Linda Pike. “There is no charge for anything.”

•Fall Festival, Cross Point Church, 191 Hines Road, Hogansville, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. 

Cross Point has a big festival with the Giant Cliff Hanger Slide, a hayride, Trunk or Treat, and a costume contest. There will be a $50 cash giveaway, live music and a disc jockey. Hot dog plates will also be available. There is no cost for any of the Cross Point activities.

•Trunk or Treat, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Lora Smith Road, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.

•Trunk of Treat, First Baptist Church, 224 Magnolia St., Haralson, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Church member Eric Spencer said there will be candy, free food, a cakewalk, face painting and a hayride.

•Trunk or Treat, Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, Lone Oak, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. 

A hotdog dinner will also be part of Allen-Lee’s celebration of fall. There is no charge.

•Fall Festival, White Oak First Baptist Church, Highway 34, Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m.

•Trunk or Treat, Clark Chapel United Methodist Church, Luthersville, Oct. 27, 4-8 p.m.

•Fall Fest, downtown Grantville, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to wear a costume to this event, sponsored by the city of Grantville. Plans include barbecue, live music, bounce house, slide, hayrides and Trunk or Treat.

•Fall Festival, Fellowship Baptist Chapel, 1188 Tommy Lee Cook Road, Palmetto, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

All activities will be free including Trunk or Treat, a hayride, a cakewalk, carnival games and hotdogs, chips and a drink.

•Trunk or Treat, St. George Catholic Church, 771 Roscoe Road, Oct. 28, 3-5:30 p.m. 

Car trunks will be decorated with Halloween spirit. Admission is one bag of candy per child.

•Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival, Moreland United Methodist Church, Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m.

•Trunk or Treat, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Oct. 28, 4-6 p.m.

•Trunk or Treat, Providence Baptist Church, Providence Church Road, Oct. 28, 4-6p.m.

•Trunk or Treat, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. 

•Trunk or Treat, parking lot, Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, 2677 Highway 34 W., Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.

•Trunk or Treat, 39 Hospital Road, Oct. 30 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This event, sponsored by the Newnan Youth Athletic Association, will honor first responders and military personnel.

•Munchkin Masquerade, downtown Newnan, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-noon.

Sponsored by Main Street Newnan, the Munchkin Masquerade invites young children to don their costumes and head to downtown businesses for treats.

• Time to Shine For Jesus Trunk or Treat, First Baptist Church, 15 W. Washington St., Newnan, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

•Fall Festival, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.

“This year our Fall Festival will be bigger than ever before,” church member Peggy Holloway said. “We will have lots of activities, bouncers, a cake walk, treats for everyone.”

Food choices will include Ricks Ribs A Smokin, Dixie Dogz and Frigid Frog food trucks on site. Macedonia’s event will be indoors.

•Fall Festival, Royal Baptist Church, 70 Mayo Royal Industrial Boulevard, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pat Karr said there will be horse rides, inflatables, food, music and “lots of great door prizes.” There is no charge.

•Fall Festival, Faith Lutheran Church, 575 Fischer Road, Sharpsburg, Nov. 4.

Worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free lunch at 11:30. 

“Games and activities for all ages will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” according to Chester Reinemann, pastor of the church. Activities will include pony rides, hayrides, face/hair painting, crafts and a bounce house.