The Dallas Harvest Festival Steering Committee is planning the event to be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Main Street, Dallas. This year’s theme is ‘Year of the Volunteer’ and recognizes all of the Back Mountain organizations that help make the region a better place. Special activities have been planned, including a contest to vote on the most popular local charity, Friends Feeding Friends food drives, a flower display contest and a Best of Open Mic contest. Entertainment will be provided by area dance school students and special musical acts. A petting zoo and fire truck rides will be available for children. A farmers market will also be held. Steering Committee members, from left, first row: Barb Roberts; Liz Martin; Rich Fufaro, chairman; and Tracey Carr. Second row: Bill Peiffer, Donna Davies, Karen Fiorello, Robert Opel, Nancy Silvi, Darcy Brodmerkel and Carol Wall.