Potter Children’s Home to host Fall Festival this weekend

Nash Gumm

The Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries will be hosting its 8th annual Fall Festival this Saturday.

    Potter Ministries is located at 2350 Nashville Road.

    The festival will start at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

    Admission to the event is free, said Ralph Brewer, the director of Potter Ministries.

    Ron McDole, the event’s development director, said the purpose of the event is to invite the community to participate in activities.

    He said there will be activities available for children and teens including an inflatable slide, jousting center, obstacle course, moon walk and games.

    McDole said that armbands for children’s activities are $5 for the entire day.

    He also said there will be mule rides for $1.

    Other events include a silent auction, open from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a yard sale that will begin at 10 a.m., and a live auction that will begin at noon, McDole said.

    Both the yard sale and the auction will feature items such as quilts, furniture and antiques to be sold, he said.

    Lunch will also be offered at the event. Items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, fries, coleslaw and barbecue are on the menu, McDole said.

    Money raised at the festival will be put toward the daily needs of children and single parent families staying at Potter Ministries, he said.

    In previous years, WKU has had numerous groups work with Potter Ministries on different projects in the community.

     Brewer said social work classes have tutored kids from Potter Ministries and the chemistry club has thrown pizza parties for them.

    He also said many other student organizations, including various sororities and fraternities, have volunteered at the home in some way.