Atlanta Fall Festival "Garden Fun" a full day of fun

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[September 11, 2017]  ATLANTA

On Saturday afternoon people in Atlanta lined the streets to watch the annual Fall Festival Parade. This year's festival theme carried over into the parade was "Garden Fun." The parade was full of school band members, children in costume, and a variety of creative floats and classic cars. Like last year, the parade also included an appearance by the Tin Lizzie Patrol. The Patrol is a mobile parade unit consisting of several miniature Model-T replicas.

The parade also featured local emergency units, such as the Atlanta Fire Department and Rural Fire Department, as well as the Atlanta Rescue Squad. And of course, there was plenty of candy for children watching on the sidelines.

After the parade, people gathered at the city park. There they could find several vendors selling homemade crafts, such as quilts or homemade doll clothes. There were a few carnival rides to choose from, and a few games to play with prizes to win.

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There was also plenty of food for sale, from both vendors and the Atlanta Methodist Church BBQ grilling chicken for the large meal served in the Community House in the evening.

Other activities on Saturday included a Baking Contest, fire truck rides, an Audra's Dance performance and Karaoke.

The festival opened in the park on Thursday with a pork chop supper prepared by the Atlanta Rotary, Zeiler Amusements, musical performance by Bobbie Bell; and Bingo, which took place every night.

The festival wrapped up on Sunday morning with an All-community Worship in the park.

[Derek Hurley and Jan Youngquist]

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