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5th Annual Farm Heritage Day

  On October 19 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Southern Belle Farm will hold their 5th Annual Farm Heritage Day. ‘A simpler way of life’ will be displayed by the numerous exhibitors and demonstrators. Special exhibits will include blacksmithing, dairy cow milking, quilting, sewing, herb harvesting, honey making, etc.  Come shop their unique exhibitors such as Red Mule Grits - whose corn meal, grits and other products are ground by a mule, pure honey collected from local hives, handmade soaps, salves and more. An antique tractor and engine show will be sponsored by Henry County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee and will benefit local FFA Chapters.


 Hampton Events

  The Hampton Haunted House is at 16 Tom Eason Drive, each weekend in October plus Halloween night. It is open from dusk until 11:30 pm. $10 per person. There will be a $1500 Zombie Scholarship for Henry County 2014 Graduates. Students check with your guidance counselor. The Great Pumpkin Haunted Festival is October 26 at the Haunted House on Tom Eason. 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Chili Cook-off is from 2 until 4 p.m. Cook’s entry fee $10; tasting spoons and 10 samplings $1.00. Apply online at The Undead Dash, a Bloody 5K that benefits Henry Players will be on Oct. 26. The race begins at 5 p.m. Visit Undead to apply. A mayor and council candidate forum will be held on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Depot. Contact Candy Franklin, Main Street Director at or by phone at 770-946-4306.


Sharon School Fall Festival

  The Sharon School at Sharon Baptist Church will have their first Fall Festival on October 18 from 5 until 8 p.m. Enjoy craft vendors, food, games, live entertainment, and lots more fall fun for the entire family and it’s open to the community. The church is located at 571 North Ola Road in McDonough.


Bethany Baptist to host ESL class

  Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough is hosting English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor training at the church. This training course teaches conversational English as an outreach ministry. Class times are Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:30  to 5:30 p.m. Cost for the training is $45, payable to Bethany Baptist Church. Lunch is provided on Saturday, the final day of ESL instructor training. Participants must attend all 14 1/2 hours of training to receive North American Mission Board certification for ESL instruction. Register on-line at or contact Chuck Sheppard at 770-957-4455. The church is located at 4 N. Bethany Road in McDonough.


Western Festival and Chili Cook Off

  The Henry County Republican Party is hosting a Western Festival and Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Booths Crossing Shopping Center, 106 Woosley Road in Hampton. Admission is $6. Sample chili and see their recreated Western town.


Grief Share Class

  Wesley Way UMC will present a 13 week spiritually based class for those who have lost a loved one. This class is free and open to the public. The class will be led by Dody Morris, running through Nov. 20, and will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church in room 216. Topics include: living with grief, the effects of grief, loss of a child, what is heaven like?, journey of grief, loss of a spouse and suicide. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex. Call Dody at 770-957-6098 for info. Wesley Way UMC offers many types of classes for all ages. Call them at 770-898-3023. The church is located at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough.


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