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Oakland Heights UMC prepares for annual Fall Fest Day, Oct. 6

By Staff
BAKED AND CANNED GOODS Homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads, muffins, candies, pickles, jellies and other favorites prepared by members of the church will be sold during the festival.Submitted photos
By Ida Brown/The Meridian Star
Sept. 29, 2001
Twice a year, the members of Oakland Heights United Methodist Church move a little faster than usual.
The extra surge of energy is due to preparations for the church's annual Fall Fest Day. This year's event is scheduled for Oct. 6, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. An early bird sale will be held the preceding Friday, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Presented for more than 12 years, the annual fall fest evolved from similar ones held in the early '60s.
This year's Fall Fest will start off with homemade biscuits, sausage, juice and coffee for shoppers. Crafts, baked goods and a rummage sale are among the day's offerings.
The day also will be a good time to do some early holiday shopping.
Crafts are made by the church's members, who make an effort to use recycled materials.
The bake sale will feature homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads, muffins, candies, pickles, jellies and other favorites.
The main attraction of the day is barbecue chicken plates prepared by the men of the church. The dinner includes a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and Texas toast for $5. Free delivery is available on orders of five or more.
Proceeds from the Fall Fest will go to the church, with a portion donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief to assist in recovery efforts made necessary by the recent terrorist attacks on the United States.
For tickets for barbecue dinners or to place delivery orders, call 485-5262. Oakland Heights United Methodist Church is located at 1103 Highway 19 North, across from Mississippi State University, Meridian campus.
Ida Brown is special sections editor of The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3224, or e-mail her at