By Donna Summerall
The concept of Halloween has often been greeted with mixed emotions, but some of West Pointâ€™s citizens are hoping to change that. This year, area churches and pastors banded together to start what they hope to be an annual tradition: Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is an alternative to Halloween. The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Counseling Services gymnasium.
â€śWe want the entire community to come to Harvest Fest,â€ť said Minister Florence Falls Smith, one of the people who is making Harvest Fest a reality. â€śWe want to make this an annual event and partner with all the churches in West Point and Clay County, both African-American and white, for next year. All children, young people and adults are welcome. The event is free and open to everyone from ages 1 to 100. There will be games and prizes, hay rides, inflatable jumpers, face painting, hot dogs and drinks and so much more.â€ť
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