Fall festival

Thomas Dixon, 13, of Copperas Cove, successfully bobs for an apple during the Immanuel Lutheran fall festival Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Jeff Steers | Herald

A large crowd attended the fall festival Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church just north of Copperas Cove.

The event included a petting zoo, bobbing for apples, games, hay rides, a bounce house, a pie-eating contest, and free hot dogs, chips and beverages.

Nearly 20 vendors attended the event at the church.

“We have held fall festivals sporadically in the past,” organizer Gary Glick said.

“Our youth group in February decided we needed a fall harvest festival.

“It started as a pipe dream.”

Glick called the event a throw-back event featuring games that were popular in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Youth group participant Dave Pomeroy Jr. took the lead on the festival.

“I definitely learned a lot about farming,” Pomeroy said. “It took the entire youth group to help us produce this event.”

The event was from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Glick expects for the fall festival to be an annual event at the church.

jsteers@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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