Fall Fun and Festivals



Fall Fun and Festivals


In and around the foothills of North Carolina we are feeling the cool breeze of fall descending upon us. I simply love this time of year. The hard work of summer is over. The vegetables are preserved and ready for winter consumption. The squirrels are busy scampering around gathering nuts, hiding them in unlikely places where they will be remembered and eaten on a cold snowy day. I can?t wait to crank up the old wood heater and wrap up in my fuzzy blanket.


It?s also the time of year for fall festivals. This year I will have two new books to sell at these events. The Color of My Heart, which came out late last year after most of the festivals were over. The Manger Mouse, my little children?s Christmas picture book is due to be delivered this Wednesday so it will be available for purchase.


But before I get busy with these festivals I want to tell you about a wonderful event that I?ll be a part of. On Saturday, September 21 my home church, Pleasant Ridge Baptist, State Road, North Carolina will host its second annual Women?s Conference. The event will begin at 8am and conclude at 4:30pm. The guest speaker this year is Haven Parrott. Haven is the author of No Vacancy and is the founder of ?Women of Himfluence.?


The theme for the conference will be, ?Women?s Faith and His Story.? I have been asked to lead three, thirty minute breakout sessions. I have been working on what I hope will be an uplifting and encouraging session for all women, young and old. No matter where we are in life we all face challenges. I believe God has equipped women to be strong beyond measure. The name of my session is: AAA, Arms, Ants, and Angels. Who are you going to call when the dark clouds of life over shadow your joy?


If you are interested in attending this women?s conference just give Helen, our church secretary a call at 336-874-2875 and she?ll sign you up. The registration fee is only $10.00, and that includes lunch and a chance to win some neat door prizes. Please come join us. We could all stand to hear a little Good News for a change.


Upcoming festivals that I?ll be attending:


  • Saturday September 28, 8:45am-5pm: 19th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Downtown Elkin, NC.
  • Saturday October 5, and Sunday October 6, 10am-6pm: 34th Annual Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury, NC.
  • Friday-Sunday, October 11-13 Friday and Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 12 Noon-6pm: 47th Annual Autumn Leaves Festival, Mount Airy, NC.
  • Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 9:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 9:30-4:30: 40th Annual Carolina BalloonFest, Regional Airport, Statesville, NC.
  • Saturday, November 23, 8am-2pm: 3rd Annual ?Christmas in Clingman,? Clingman, NC.
  • Saturday December 14, 12:30pm-6:00pm Holiday Festival at Fairfield Inn, CC Camp Road, Elkin, NC.


Whew! Sounds like a busy, fun-filled time. Don?t forget there?s only fourteen Saturday?s left until Christmas. There?s nothing better than giving a book to someone you love.

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