Bethelview UMC hosts fifth annual Scarecrow Fest

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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.