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Lansdowne community fest offers fun for kids on Saturday

Lansdowne residents Barbara Conti, left, David Alt and Karl McGovern, were among those who help clean up the area around Hillcrest Park on Oct. 4 in preparation for Saturday's community fall festival.
Lansdowne residents Barbara Conti, left, David Alt and Karl McGovern, were among those who help clean up the area around Hillcrest Park on Oct. 4 in preparation for Saturday's community fall festival. (Photo by Phil Grout)

Saturday, the grounds of Hillcrest Park in Lansdowne will be unusually busy with activity as the Lansdowne Improvement Association hosts its third annual Fall Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New this year will be approximately 12 to 13 crafters who will sell homemade products at Saturday's event, according to Dixie Yankulov, 76, co-chairwoman of the committee that organizes the event.

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Yankulov has been working with co-chair, Betty Knox, who has lived in Lansdowne since 1993.

Both women said their organization had been working for months to put the event on for their community.

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"We've had great success with it and I think it will continue to grow — we've had a great response from the churches, schools and community," Knox said.

The free event will feature performances by Lansdowne Middle School and Lansdowne High School students, along with crafts and games. There will be refreshments for purchase and gift baskets will be raffled off throughout the event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Among the games will be a bean bag toss and tic-tac-toe. Free pumpkins will be given to all children who attend and there will be face painting available.

"It's an event we're putting on for the children," Yankulov said.

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Knox, who will dress up as a scarecrow at the event, said her favorite part of the event is, "watching parents and children making a scarecrow for the first time."

"It's just awesome when you can see families in hard times enjoying themselves," Knox said.

Both women said they hope the event continues to gain community support.

"If we can get enough vendors this year, maybe we can have a little parade next year," Yankulov said.

The event is funded by donations from individual businesses and money raised by the Lansdowne Improvement Association, Yankulov said.

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