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Alternative events offer non-spooky celebrations
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Halloween fun without focusing on witches, wizards, goblins and demons is the name of the game for some area churches.

Instead of Halloween parties, a couple of area churches will hold fall festivals as an alternative to the secular celebration of the dead.

St. Mary and Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church will have a festival with crafts, food, barbecue, music, quilt show and face painting.

It will also play host to a car show. Registration is $10 per car and will be from 9-11:30 a.m.. All classes of cars welcome. Trophies will be awarded at 1:30 p.m.

The free festival and car show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4346 Ridge Road in Buford.

For more information, call 770-271-4067, email or visit

The OGT Family Worship Center’s annual event will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5004 McEver Road in Oakwood.

Onsite vendors will supply complimentary hayrides, games, face painting, food and shopping. The OGT praise and worship team will be joined by The Power house singers to provide entertainment.  

For more information, visit or the Family Worship Center’s Facebook page or 678-971-5297.


For more church-sponsored events, visit the hometown religion listings at

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