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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2002 Fall Arrives, and So Does Area's Festival Sea By ROB RICHARDSON Fall officially arrived in West Central Georgia Monday, and festival season is not far behind. Over a half-dozen large festivals are scheduled, and a number of smaller events axe planned, too. The most widely-known is the Cotton Pickin' Fair in G. ay, the first weekend in October. The two-day event fea- tures craftsmen from across the southeast, in a vintage setting with rustic farm buildings. Although plenty of local people attend, the fair draws thousands from the Atlanta market. The fair, now in its 30th year, features plenty of food, antiques and children's enter- tainment, as well. Talbotton's Fall Line Festival features a good blend of food, crafts and a bigger amusements area than many festivals, with rides and games. The Oct. 12 Fall Line fes- tival also features a car show. One of the more focused festivals is Manchester's Railroad Days, scheduled for Oct. 19-20. The event literally draws raflfans from across the coun- try as well as a local crowd. Rail history exhibits are the mainstay of the event, which also features food, entertainment and crafts. A car show is also on the sched- ule. *Hogansville's Hummingbird Festival is also scheduled for Oct. 19-20, with a wide variety of vendors set up in the downtown area. Entertainment, food con- cessions and other activities will benefit the town's theatre renovation project. *The Oct. 19-20 Concord Jubilee in Pike County is one of the region's larger festi- vals and has good mix of crafts vendors, food stands and children's attractions. Live music, which in the past has ranged from Big Band to Gospel, is a main- stay of the event. Area festival-goers can easily find a way to visit all three events that weekend since each lasts two days. *There's no doubt which is the featured food at the annual Yatesville Chittlin' Festival, slated for Oct. 26- 27. The event also features many other foods in addition to crafts vendors and enter- tainment. *North Meriwether resi- dents are looking forward to the Lone Oak Country Festival, expected to be held Nov. 3. *Molena is expected to hold its annual downtown fes- tival Nov. 3. *There will be many other church and school festivals in October, especially near the end of the month. Last October's Haunted Jail fundraiser in Greenville was hugely popular and fright-seekers are hoping it will be held again this year. *Admission is free to most festivals other Cotton Pickin' Fair, but seekers shouldn't go empty wallets. Most food items are $1 or more each, ized exotic foods can much higher. Children's still cheaper than at a ty fair, but most charge $2 and typically $3 or Amusement games are ally $2 or more. Prices for range from under a for a bird whistle to sands for an ing. Parking is usually festivals. Festival-goers can pick up plenty of free cils, rulers, fans and knick-knacks from candidates who can't the chance to find a crowd. LOOK AT THAT! IT'S THAT CATI During the month of August, the first rade class of Mrs Kim Iston read books by Dr. Seuss as part of their author study. We learned about his life and how he became an author. One of the books that we read wasThe Catandthe Hat. " When we brought our unit to an end, the Cat and the Hat himself made a sur- prise visit to our class- room. Gospel Singing Planned in Grantville There will be a Gospel Singing in down- town Grantville on Saturday September 28, 2002 at 7 p.m. The featured groups are the Gospel Messengers of LaGrange, Felicia Smith of GrantviIIe, The Akins Family of Newnan, Dan Burdett of Grantville, Linda Griffin of Newnan and more. For more information, call The Lord's Place Thrift Shop at (770) 583-2012. Chart-Flint Directors to Meet The Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center Board of Directors will meet3"hursday, September 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please call Kathy at 706-675-6721, ext. 101 to obtain additional information. Retired Educators vrdl Meet The Troup Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, September 26, 11:30 a.m., Highland Country Club, LaGrange. LaVance Keith, minister/humorist, will present the program. Also, representatives from the West Georgia Health System will present infor- mation relative to the upcoming cold and flu season. Ralph Johnson, TREA president, invites all retired educators in the area to attend this meeting. SeuU Reunion Planned Nov. 3 A reunion for all the descendants of Samuel Sewell, St. will be November 3rd in Lone Oak. There will be a church service in the Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at the historical Community Center. On Saturday, November 2nd, in Lone Oak there will be special tours of homes, trips to ceme- teries and exchange of information on the family. For more information, call Wayne Sewell, 256-234-5437 or e-mail rwsewell@yahoo.com. Senior Center Plans Book Sale The Hogansville Senior Center will have a paperback book sale Friday, September 27 at the Hogansville Senior Center from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The books will be six for $1.00. If you like to read, this will be a great time to get some books. Judgement Jounmy Set Oct. 11 Judgement Journey 2002. "A 30 Minute Journey Through the Tribulation of End Times," will be held at Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange beginning Friday, October 11. The outdoor adventure begins at dusk. Faith Baptist Church is located at 552 Hammett Rd. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations are required for parties of 20 or more. The snack bar opens and ticket sales begin at 6 p.m. No one under 16 is admitted without an adult. Judgement Journey has been expanded to 10 evenings: Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 30 and 31 and Nov. I and 2. For more information call (706) 884-3100 or toll free 866-432-4841; e-mail: faithbc@mindspring.com; web site: www.judgementjourney.org. Fr sh Start News I LARRY RICH NISSAN I iM003rmi0000 Hummingbird Festival Bigger This The Hummingbird Phflly cheese steaks, bloom- ing the festival weekend. Festival 2002, October 19th ing onions, pizza, hot wings, The kickoff event for1 and 20th, includes something snow cones, kebobs, fried whole weekend is the foreverymemberofthefam- fish, roasted corn, peanuts val dinner on ily but particularly the chil- (boiled and brittled), black- October 17th, which will| dren. "Our festival has eyed peas and more." the first time the always been a family orient- "And we've also Victorianl ed affair," says Bill increased the number and to the general Stankiewicz, festival chair- quality of the kids' rides and met low country boil man. "And this year we've games. The moonwalk, train, with entertainment pulled out all stops to make petting zoo, "Bug Guy" and only access to the best it a kid friendly favorite." pony rides are joined this auction in the area will| Besides the quality arts year by a bunch of new chil- available for $50. Net and crafts booths, that this dren's games, a puppet show, ceeds will go to city year should increase by at buggy rides, and various tion. least 25%, more food vendors street performers, clowns "The tickets are are making the West Georgia and jugglers," adds fast," says Stewart. weekend affair a culinary Stankiewicz. "And sports in the Victorian Belle's delight. "Not only have the fans can't wait for the old geous interior, the numbers increased in the timers basketball and foot- and the silent auction has food court, but the variety ball games and sock hop to requests coming in and quality as well," says be held by the Hogansvflle over. Mary Stewart, booth chair- High Alumni Homecoming person. "Besides great good on Friday the 18th and "It's the same with ol' southern foods, we'll also Saturday nights." booths," continued have ethnic favorites and A CivilWarre-enactment "There are both food regional specialties. 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