There seems to be more to do this weekend than there is road construction and that is saying alot. You can fill almost every waking hour with acivities for everyone. I thought I would offer up a few choices here.


High School Football. If you are an OCHS Aces fan you can attend the game at Hancock Co., listen to the game on 1490 WOMI (or online at or on your smartphone with,


You can also attend Voices of Elmwood, a historical re-enactment that features actors playing the part of those buried in the cemetery. An hour long hayride brings you face to face as they tell their story. Tickets are $10. Call the Museum at 270-687-2732 for info.



Saturday is a full day with the 2nd Annual Ride for the Cure bicycle ride beginning at 9:30a.m. from Jack Fisher Park to the Malco Theater and Back.


The event is mainly for middle and high school students with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.





Trunnell's Farm Market is holding the Great Pumpkin Fest Saturday and Sunday with pumpkin carving, painting, bowling, toss and a find the pumpkin in the Pumpkin Poundage Patch. Trunnels is about 6 miles past the mall on 431. (That's South Frederica to us city folks. Waaaaaay South.)

The Green River Area Down Syndrome Association is holding its 14th annual Awareness Walk at Moreland Park Saturday with activities, live music, food, games and informational tables. The Association serves over 300 families and professionals in the area with social activities, a website, parent outreach and more.

Over in neighboring Hancock County they are bringing back the Steamboat Festival to Hawesville.The featival will begin with a pancake breakfast at 8am Saturday with activities for young and old both Saturday and Sunday.


John and Jan Lampkin present the 5th annual Gospel Sing on their farm Saturday between 2 and 6p.m. The event is Free and so is the food. There is limited seating available so it is wise to bring your own chair. To attend take Ky. 54 to Karns Grove Road, about 2 miles southeast of Philpot to Short Station Road and follow the signs.

*Rain Location is Providence United Methodist Church at the corner of Jack Hinton and Short Station Roads.

The long awaited RiverFront Crossing Grand Opening is also Saturday with a 6 hour celebration. This is a but event with lot's of activities, live music, food, beverage and more than it's share of officials.

Sunday October 9, after Church the entire community is invited to the Second Sunday/State Farm Longest Day of Play. The event was postponed earlier this year do to extreme heat. The Moreland Park event will feature games, Door Prizes, Demonstrations and lots of family friendly physical activities. Again this event is Free.

I may have left a few activities out but as you can tell there is plenty to do. This is great park weather, Reid's Orchard is open with lots to do. The Official Church Picnic season has come to an end but you may find burgoo, chickens and pork being cooked at several location in the city and county if you look.

The Farmers Market is Saturday and lots of Yard Sales. Get out and enjoy.


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