LaGrange residents kick off fall festival

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2000

LaGrange residents will celebrate with a fall festival today. The Liberty Road subdivision will host a festival from 10 to 3 p.m. in its playground area.

The Families First Resource Center on Market Street is sponsoring the festival to help families in Adams County.

Fay Minor, program coordinator of Families First, said the festival — which is called &uot;Families First Presents Fall 2000 LaGrange&uot; — will promote community spirit.

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The festival is free and will include food, games, door prizes, pony rides and hay rides.

Families First hopes the festival makes &uot;people more aware of the fun they can have in their community,&uot; Minor said.

This is the second such festival, Families First has sponsored this year. The first took place in downtown Natchez in Memorial Park.

&uot;We just wanted to go in and just improve the neighborhood itself,&uot; Minor said.

The goal is to bring people together and show the fun they can have in their communities.

Often neighborhoods do not have much for young people to do, which can lead to juvenile problems, Minor said.

A committee of LaGrange residents is helping with the festival, Minor said.

&uot;We’ve got so many good people out there who are willing jump in,&uot; Minor said.

The Families First Resource Center opened this year with grant funding from the Department of Human Services. Its objective is to assist families in a variety of areas, such as by offering parenting classes, tutoring and family therapy.

After the Families First festival, LaGrange residents will continue the celebration.

Adams County Supervisor Thomas &uot;Boo&uot; Campbell said the community has hosted its own festival for the past five to six years.

&uot;There’ll be some activities for the whole community,&uot; Campbell said. &uot;It’s just a way of getting the community to relax a little bit.&uot;

The public is invited, he said.