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Fall Festival

Posted October 09, 2013 in Community Featured, Greene County

The annual Fall Festival at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson will take place on Oct. 13.

The festival will include the church’s third annual chili cook-off and pumpkin bake-off after worship. All entries into the contests are due by 9 a.m. the day of the festival. The food will be judged during the Sunday school hour and will be served for lunch following worship. All proceeds from the meal go toward the Fill the Ark program for Heifer International.

A pumpkin pie bake-off is one of the festivities at the First United Methodist Church  in Jefferson.

A pumpkin pie bake-off is one of the festivities at the First United Methodist Church
in Jefferson.

Other activities at the festival include Kid Olympics, a hayride, pumpkin painting, various yard games and a Heifer International booth providing information on how people can help fight world hunger.

On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Central Christian Church in Jefferson will host the Greene County CROP Hunger Walk, one of more than 1,000 such walks taking place nationwide this fall. The event, sponsored by the Church World Service (CWS), aims to fight world hunger and promote a sustainable source of food for people around the world. Volunteer walkers will raise funds with sponsorships from individuals and organizations. Community members, civic organizations and other Greene County churches are invited to attend the event and unite in an effort to raise funds for hungry people in the United States, around the world and in Greene County.

Following the walk, there will be a Southern gospel concert by Shoal Creek Revival, a group from Liberty, Mo., at 5 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Light refreshments will be provided. Community members are invited to attend and give to the free will offering that benefits the CROP Walk event.

If you are interested in participating in the walk, you can inquire at Central Christian Church in person, contact the church office at 515-386-4315 or speak with your local pastor.

First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction will host its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at the event, including potato and chicken noodle soup, loose meat sandwiches and homemade bars. Baked goods and garden produce will also be for sale.

Visitors to the event can also enter to win an “Opportunity Quilt,” made by the First Presbyterian Church Jolly Quilters group. Participants can purchase individual drawing tickets for $1 or six tickets for $5. The quilt is double queen-sized.

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