Candler Park’s 10th Annual Fall Fest
(All Photos are courtesy of Tony Koontz – click on images to view larger version)
Each October our good neighbors and friends in Candler Park produce the amazing Fall Fest festival and each year the guests at Clifton play a huge part in making it happen.
This year took on special significance as our newest board member at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries Cherie King co-chaired the event.
Cherie became familiar with the men from Clifton at last year’s Fall Fest as the guys stepped in to run the children’s section of the festival which benefits Mary Lin Elementary School. The men operated the craft booths, doing everything from making paper dolls to helping the children build crafts and operating the inflatable bounce rides.
Since that weekend Cherie has become very involved with CSM in many ways, most notably organizing a spectacular clothing drive through the elementary school children, stepping in to provide a gourmet meal as evening host in a last minute emergency and now joining our board. events
When Cherie took over the organizing of Fall Fest this year the guests at Clifton eagerly jumped on board and made the event happen. They did the heavy work of load in and load out, helped with the fall fest 5K, rescued lost children, ran security for the 15 bands that played at the event, and most importantly took their place as members of a very special community.
Clifton made new friends this year in Candler Park as well as revisited old ones. We are so excited about these new friendships and look forward to partnering together in events that benefit both the Candler Park Neighborhood Association as well as Clifton Sanctuary Ministries.