Fall family fun planned for Harrells

The town of Harrells is gearing up for yet another celebration that offers residents a shot at a lot of fall activities, all part of their Harrells Community Day.

Kicking off with a parade, the Oct. 26 event, organizers say, is bound to be a fun adventure for the whole family with shopping, barbecue and lots more. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will have over 75 entries. The parade marshals this year will be two lifelong residents of Harrells, Willie Johnson and Maomi Jones. Expect to see the Sudan Roadsters, the Dunn Clowns, lots of queens and high school marching bands, too.

The Centenary United Methodist Women will have breakfast available before the parade.

“We want everyone to come out and enjoy. We put a lot of hard work into this event and we realize it is for a good cause as well as a chance to reminisce and have great fellowship in the small community of Harrells,” said Kim Johnson, one of the eight on the committee that plans this event.

Starting around 11 a.m., the Harrells Fire Department will have its barbecue plate fundraising, serving up delicious plates barbecue and the fixings, along with other delectable treats, such as candy apples.

The town is also planning on featuring a DJ for a street dance starting at noon as well as other entertainment, like the Blessed Quartet at 1 p.m. and the Black River Bluegrass Pickers starting at 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m. the Penny Social raffle will begin, giving the community the chance on 150 different items.

Following that, at 6 p.m., a raffle for a pig cooker and a hand-crafted queen sized quilt will be held. Children will have a chance to jump on inflatables as well as play games on a special gaming console.

The Little Miss Harrells and Mr. Harrells will be crowned at noon by the reigning Little Miss Harrells, Katie Whitman. The contestants have also raised funds to help the fire department. Right around this time one can sign up for the lawnmower pull which will begin at 1 p.m.

Throughout the day there will be antique tractors and cars parked for display. There will be trophies awarded to the car show participants. For more information call 910-385-8274 or 910-271-1204 or you can email ellen@intrstar.net.

--- Emily M. Hobbs, staff writer

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