Jacksonville residents give big welcome to fall
Oct 22, 2013 | 899 views |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dreary weather didn’t hamper several events in Jacksonville Saturday. The Jacksonville Health Festival kicked off with a 4-mile trail run at 7 a.m. on the mountain bike trails at Henry Farm. The festival included health screenings, exercise demos and nature walks. The Jacksonville Farmers Market opened at Henry Farm instead of the usual location in the parking lot behind the stores on the east side of town. A “Fun Day” at Eastwood School featured face painting, musical chairs and a community sofball game. St. Charles Catholic Church hosted an annual fundraising event, Octoberfest, at 6 p.m. The event was centered on German culture and included a traditional German meal and beer. A silent auction and raffle was held to help raise money to pay for the church’s building and maintenance projects. The Jacksonville Profile Mill Village Neighborhood Association hosted fall events from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Called the Fall-tastic Clean Up, Yard Contest and Block Party, participants helped spruce up the neighborhood. Those helping included volunteers from area civic organizations and the fire department. Matt and Kelly Waltz won the yard decorating contest.
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