The Waverly United Methodist Church is hosting its first ever Fall Festival for the community.
“We just wanted to offer this up to the community,” Rick Valent, 49, of Glenburn said about the event. “It’s our first time ever doing this, but we hope it’ll be an annual thing.”
Festival activities on the agenda include sack races, face painting, pumpkin painting and carving, and a bake sale. Refreshments are being offered free of charge, but all attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium Food Pantry, which is located at the Dalton United Methodist Church.
Valent said the Waverly United Methodist Church recently finished a number of renovations, and upon completion the idea for the festival came up as a way to show the community how it went.
“We just put a new roof on the church, cleaned and fixed up the back area where (the festival) is being held, and even fixed up the cemetery,” Valent said about the renovations. “A lot of work has gone into this.”
Now that all the work is complete, Valet said the space will be available to community members who may want to use it.
“We’re trying to offer the space to those who let’s say want to have a barbecue, but maybe can’t have it at home. It’s free as long as you’re part of the community. They’re always welcome at the church whether they attend or not,” said Valet.
The festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church located at 105 Church St. in Waverly. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted to benefit the barbecue pit fund.