Celebrate Fall at the 2009 Apples & ArtFest

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 7:49am
By: The Citizen

More than 30 exhibitors will be showcasing their arts, crafts, and specialties at Fayette Senior Services (FSS) first Apples & ArtFest next Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no admission cost.
The outdoor event is sponsored by Heritage Bank, Senior Helpers and State Farm Agent-Anita Price. The event will be held at the FSS Life Enrichment Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center).
With all the invigoration of a crisp fall day and the charm of a county fair, the event promises to be all that you and your family love about hometown festivals. In addition to the variety of exhibitors, there will be musical entertainment and dance exhibitions. Special features include fun and games at the Kids Apple COREner, the Granny Smith Memory Tree where attendees can support Meals on Wheels and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren by purchasing an “apple” in honor of a loved one, and the Apple-A-Day Healthy Living “Orchard”.

A variety of food will be available for purchase, including culinary specialties by local Chef Lori Bean, along with a variety of pastry artisans. Upscale Pizza will be warming up the crowds with their famous pizza, and Todd Rossi-Fayette Senior Services’ Executive Chef will be serving Ultimate Sloppy Joes and his signature Waldorf Salad.

Individuals who have a talent for baking or cooking are encouraged to enter the Everything Apple Recipe Contest for a chance to win $100, $50, or $25 for the best “anything apple” recipe.

Exhibitor space is still available for just $30 and sponsorship packages are being offered to businesses who want to take advantage of being in front of hundreds of festival-goers. Applications for Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Recipe Contestants are available online at www.FayetteSeniors.org or at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813.

The festival is a rain or shine event. Proceeds will benefit Fayette Senior Services, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a wide variety of social services that improve the quality of life for senior citizens and help them to maintain their independence. This past year, Fayette Senior Services delivered more than 40,000 Meals on Wheels to hundreds of Fayette County seniors. Other services include Transportation Services, Adult Day Care Referral Service, Information and Referral Service, In-Home Personal Care/Homemaker Services, and Case Management.

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