2012-10-10 / Local & State

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Activities

Duffey, Daniels named parade marshals

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival is here next weekend, Oct. 19, 20 and 21.

Activities begin for the Fulton County Quilt Club with exhibit drop- off on Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p. m. and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fulton Theater. The Fulton County Historical Society fall meeting will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

New this year on Friday a Bollman bus tour of the southern Fulton County and Hancock area is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included in the $70 price is lunch at Weaver’s Restaurant in Hancock. Someone will be at all stops to talk about the history of that location. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, enjoy a free evening of music with Great Cove Valley Bluegrass at The Christmas Mercantile, located across from Morton’s Mill on 522 south. At 7 p.m. Southern Fulton High School will be presenting the musical “ Happy Days,” and at the fairgrounds a pickup pull also begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday morning kicks off at 4 a.m. for those early risers at Green Hill Sewing Club with its famous apple butter boil. The Dale Gordon Memorial 5k Run/Walk begins at the square in Needmore with registration and check-in at 7:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. the FFFF parade begins with this year’s grand marshals Henry W. Daniels and H. Lyle Duffey followed by antique cars, floats, marching units and, of course, Grease, Steam and Rust’s featured tractor, Ford, along with other farm favorites. McConnellsburg FFA, located at the alumni building, will hold a ‘cow paddy’ bingo on Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for this 50/50. History buffs will once again be able to enjoy the restored Winegardner oneroom schoolhouse at the northern end of the county and, at the southern end, Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church will have a Civil War signatures presentation at 2 p.m. Both are free to the public. “Happy Days” will again be preformed at 7 p.m. at the southern end and at the same time local storyteller Jim Hamilton will be providing an evening of laughter and tall tales at the Burnt Cabins Grist Mill to the north.

Sunday’s events continue with many church services throughout the county and an antique tractor pull at the fairgrounds at 11 a.m. From noon to 4 p.m., JLG Industries will be open for plant tours and have JLG merchandise on sale. In addition to all of the above, there will be plenty of businesses, vendors, crafters and food of all kinds providing something for everyone to enjoy. To see the event schedule in detail refer to your FFFF directory or go online to www.fultoncountypa.com and click on the link.

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