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Fall Festival to offer games, inflatables, music and prizes

Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

PROCTORVILLE -- The Fairland Southern Baptist Church will sponsor a Fall Festival and Roundup beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The church is located at 10178 County Road 107, Proctorville.

The festival will have a Western theme. It is free and open to the public, and will include inflatables, games, prizes and music for all ages.

Pastor Cullen Chesser said there will be red beans and rice and beans and cornbread to keep that Western feel. Younger tastebuds can also look forward to hot dogs, popcorn, snowcones and other fun festival foods. and music.

The church will also raffle off two bicycles, and those raffle tickets are free when people register at the door on Saturday. And children can earn additional free raffle tickets when they participate in the games.

Why all the free fun and giveaways?

"We've been talking about doing something for the community for quite some time, and this is just an idea that we've come up with," Chesser said. "We've been looking for a way to get people on our property," so they can learn more about the church, its congregation, and its programs and outreach.

Fairland Southern Baptist Church is a member of the Rome Ministerial Association, along with New Hope United Methodist Church, Finley Chapel United Methodist and Beulah Baptist Church.

Fairland Southern Baptist helps to financially support the Rome Ministerial Association Food Pantry, which is located at New Hope and serves primarily the Proctorville area.

Along with helping any hungry people who come to the pantry from day to day, the Ministerial Association also gives Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to families in need.

And on months that have five Sundays, all four churches come together for a special sing on that fifth Sunday.

"We believe that's Gods place, purpose for us, is trying to reach out to minister to the community both physically and spiritually, and that's what our goal is," Chesser said. And that's why they hope for a good turnout at Saturday's festival.

Fairland Southern Baptist Church celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sundays, with morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6:30.

The church also meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and offers childrens activities at each service.

For more information about the festival or services, call Chesser at 352-650-9380.