This Sunday, the Unitarian Universalists of the Ohio Valley will be holding their annual Fall Festival at Camp Russel in Oglebay Park, from noonn to 10 p.m.
This is intended to be a day to join together with family and friends in a beautiful setting on a lovely autumn day. There will be live music, food, contests for soup, chili and desserts, a magic show, face painting, pumpkin carving, and an evening campfire with circle drumming.
The Rev. Renee Waun, will open the day with a song and welcome all. Leila and Justin Miller will be managing the kitchen. Lunch, which will feature soup, will be followed by the chili cook off with baked goods cook off. Dinner will be spaghetti.
Michael Strough will put on a magic show for the children both young and old.
Uncle Eddie & Robin, Manchester Hazard, Matt Smith and Randy Keener will be on hand providing musical entertainment throughout the day. Open mikers are also welcome to come and play a few songs or read poems.
Congregation member Jeff Madzia states "Every year we have 20 - 25 pumpkins available for a carving contest. You can pick one, carve it up with the tools we provide, and then we'll set all of them out for voting. One penny equals one vote. The winner is the one who gets the most votes. The prizes, other than bragging rights for a year, are usually certificates for first, second, and third places."
Madzia also does face painting and explained, "This has proved to be a very popular activity over the years. I try to accommodate all requests for specific designs or decorations. I'll paint just about anything you have in mind. The line can get long, so get there early."
Each October for the past four years, the OVUUC has provided this time to get together in fun and fellowship and enjoy a full day of fall activities for the whole family. Come out and join with us in celebration of the season.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 740-671-9240 or visit us at www.ovuuc.org