There will be pie.

And cars.

And children’s games.

All will be part of the 10th annual Arlington Community Church Fall Festival set for Oct. 1. Most activities take place in and around Arlington City Park. The event is a major fundraiser for the church with proceeds also shared with the community.

Activities begin with an 8:30 a.m. worship service. A craft show is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Karen Knutson is in charge of the show, which brings in approximately 50 crafters who display and sell their items.

The car show — a festival favorite — is set from noon to 4 p.m. Charlie and Lori Reed are in charge of the show which typically attracts more than 100 entries. The Reeds have several assistants who help with registrations and other associated activities.

Children’s games are planned from noon to 3 p.m. Church confirmands and their parents are in charge of these games.

A pie garden, food stands, live music and raffles are part of the event.

Ellen Thompson organizes the live music provided by community members in front of the church. Penny Peterson is in charge of the food stands.

Another anticipated festival feature is the pie garden in the Arlington City Auditorium. “Pie Ladies” have spent many afternoons preparing the desserts. Selections include: apple, apple crumb; cherry; strawberry rhubarb and peach pies.

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Cindy Grefe and Vanessa Brown are co-chairs for the festival. The women contact business sponsors, collect raffle items and organize all features of the event.

This year, raffle items include: Nebraska football tickets, Nebraska men’s basketball tickets, UNO hockey tickets, $100 gift cards, a hand-made quilt and Premier jewelry items.

Kathy Cahill, church office manager, encourages area residents to attend the event.

“It’s just a fun family day,” she said. “It’s a good way to spend a Sunday.”


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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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