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Janesville Salvation Army to celebrate fall with family fun fest

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
October 24, 2011
— Be ready to laugh, eat, play games and be entertained when you join in the fun during the Janesville Salvation Army’s fall family festival this weekend.

The first-time, three-day event will include plenty of activities.


And it’s free.


Free transportation also is available Friday and Sunday for those who have no other way to get there.


All you need to do is call the Salvation Army office at (608) 757-8300 before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, said Jeanie Engle, program ministries director.


Here are four things to look for if you go:


1. Performances by B.B. Angelo and the B Attitudes. This children’s evangelism ministry includes a group of children between the ages of 6 and 14—many who are homeschoolers--from BB’s home church, Thompson Station Church, near Nashville, who minister with BB through music, skits, art and comedy.

Performances are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday.


2. Fall Fest. Activities include a chance to win a door prize, pumpkin activities, bounce houses, photo opportunities, hay maze, doughnut eating contest and carnival games.

The festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


3. Food. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be available at your leisure in the dining commons between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
4. Trunk-or-Treat. This will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Salvation Army’s lit parking lot; festivalgoers will park in stalls with their vehicle trunks open and filled with candy for trick-or-treaters.

“We’re encouraging people to come in costumes,” Engle said. “If you don’t, you won’t be turned away. So just come and join us in the celebration.”



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