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Reporter’s Notebook: Fall Festival with the Methodists

By: 26 October 2010 One Comment

As I’ve mentioned a time or two, my wife, children and I are members of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton.

One of the greatest things about that particular church is that it’s members go out of their way to put on some spectacular events. At Parkview, some of the most enjoyable events of the year happen around Christmas, Mother’s Day and, yes, the fall festival held prior to Halloween every year.

This year — like every year — children showed up in droves to play games, win candy and generally have a great time with their families at the church. A few of us spent the better part of last Saturday setting up for the festival. Many of us ended the day tired and sore after all that work, but the results were well worth the effort.

The following are a few photos I shot during the event with my trusty iPhone. Enjoy!

You've got to have a costume contest, right?

The "big kids" had a costume contest, too.

...Batman and Robin won that one.

"Thou shalt not judge." Well, there are some exceptions -- Pastor Bill Steele was called on to judge the costume contests.

Fishing derby!


Hayride, anyone?

What kid doesn't enjoy bouncing around all over the place? Gabby McDougal and Brenda Nobles sure do...

Back in church on Sunday -- kids make all kinds of racket during the Children's Sabbath observation.

Mason Newberry wows the congregation during the Children's Sabbath.

Michael Nobles at Children's Sabbath.

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