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Bethelview UMC hosts fifth annual Scarecrow Fest

by ABBY BREAUX

October 31, 2012

World Champion Tae Kwon Do teachers and students perform a demo at the Scarecrow Festival. ABBY BREAUX.
Bassnote the Clown, a.k.a. Tom Bowen, made balloons for Hunter Stephens, from left, and Sydney Stephens. Bowen is also the pastor of Silver Creek Methodist Creek in Rome, Ga. ABBY BREAUX.
Caroline Bible and Kaia Guerrazzi stop and pose for a picture in the "Kidz Zone" at the Scarecrow Festival. ABBY BREAUX.
Aiden Breaux gives Edward Burge his fingerprints as part of the process for the Georgia Child Identification Program. ABBY BREAUX.
Peyton McConnell plays baseball at the Scarecrow Festival. ABBY BREAUX.
Meridith Leurart pets all the different animals at the Scarecrow Festival. ABBY BREAUX.
Samantha Deines holds an animal in the petting zoo at the Scarecrow Festival. ABBY BREAUX.
CUMMING, Ga. — The Scarecrow Festival held at Bethelview United Methodist Church had something for everyone on Oct. 13.

The festival featured many local vendors, a kids' zone, contests, cake walks and performances.

This was the festival's fifth year at the church, 4525 Bethelview Road.

The festival also featured GACHIP or the Georgia Child Identification Program.

GACHIP volunteers generated kits for children and their parents to take home for safekeeping.

"It is very important to get children to participate in GACHIP," said volunteer Seth Rosenberger. "If something should ever happen to your child, you can provide the sheriff with this extra tool and parents feel more secure."

Suzi Ross, a festival volunteer, said her favorite part was meeting new people.

"Everyone is so nice. It's great to see the kids get their face painted, and the doggy contest is always fun," Ross said.

Ross also said that the festival is a great outreach to the community.

Bethelview UMC holds worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.bethelview.net or call 770-887-4888.