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Memorial UMC to host annual fall festival

COAL GROVE - Food, fun and fellowship.

That's on the menu next weekend when Memorial United Methodist Church in Coal Grove hosts its annual fall festival and block party.

The event was started three years ago by congregation members who wanted to do something for the community.

The Rev. Steve Judson, pastor of the church, said the fall festival was a good idea that is worth continuing.

"It's been well-received," Judson said. "This is one of the things we do to reach out to the community and serve the community."

The fall festival and block party will be from noon until 4 p.m. Sept. 3.

There will be a pig roast, and live musical entertainment

by the Wally Christian Country Gospel band and "Alloyed," a contemporary Christian band.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky., will provide health screenings. Judson said there will also be some decidedly lighthearted attractions.

"We'll have a dunk tank, games for the kids, a health fair, a watermelon-eating contest. It's going to be a neat time for the family. Everyone is invited. We hope to see a lot of people come out and spend the afternoon."

The church is located at 226 Memorial St.