Good, Clean Fun

Welcome! Fallowfield United Methodist Church held its annual Hallelujah party on Sunday, October 23. Folks roasted hot dogs over an open fire. United Methodist Women made cookies, and we had cider, hot chocolate, and pop.

Kids had the chance to throw darts at balloons, toss rings, fish in a wading pool, and toss dimes for everything from full-sized teddy bears to spongy soccer balls that were awarded to winners and every kid won at least one prize. Some kids won Walmart bagfuls of prizes.

Kids bobbed for apples in an old-fashioned wash tub while adults chatted and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

After we ate, we took a hayride. Richard Muir stacked square hay bales on his wagon and pulled us in his big tractor down Leach and Atlantic Roads. An Amish couple followed us most of the way back to the church. Their horse wanted our hay and kept up a good clip. I love getting together with my church family for good, clean fun.

I took my kids trick-or-treating in the Atlantic community last Thursday night. We’ve gotten smart about which houses to go to. People who don’t get many trick-or-treaters give out lots of candy. We can hit five or six houses and get as much candy as I got as a kid visiting 20 houses. Work smarter, not harder, right?

Now, I know you know this, but Election Day is on November 8. Please vote. I’ve heard people say this is the most important election of our lifetime. We are so privileged as Americans to have the chance to make our wishes known by voting. Please don’t waste your chance to stand up for what you believe in.

Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11. Jamestown Elementary School puts on a fabulous program every year. The kids sing patriotic songs and usually have a PowerPoint presentation that’ll bring tears to your eyes. Local veterans will be named and honored with applause. If you’re a veteran, you are invited. Even if you’re not, I highly recommend coming out to see this program. It’s at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 11.

Have a wonderful week. Blessings!