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St. Paul Episcopal hosting festival

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

St. Paul Episcopal Church will hold a Harvest Festival on Saturday to close out its first season of open air markets.

Donuts, apple cider, potato soup and fresh bread will be available. Several activities are scheduled for children.

Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and events are scheduled until 5 p.m.

Children are encouraged to bring decorated pumpkins for judging and a costume judging will be held at noon. Norwalk Police Chief Kevin Cashen and Fire Chief Doug Coletta will judge the costume contest and winners will receive prizes.

Chrissy Houtz, a parishioner who helps organize the church's open air markets, said bakers, produce growers, and an artist will all have booths at the festival. Blacksmith Dennis Hopkins will also give demonstrations and have items for sale.

At 10 a.m. musician Scott Brutsche will perform, and a disc jockey will also provide music later in the day.

At 1 p.m. Officer David Ditz will put on a demonstration with police dog Fazo. From 2 until 5 p.m. the police department will also provide free fingerprinting for children.

The fire department will have a truck for children to explore beginning at 2 p.m.

Houtz said the church started the bi-weekly market days in July and they have been very successful. "I just expect it to keep growing," she said. "It's something our community really needs."

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