Camp prepares for fall fest

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Tri-State Free Methodist Campground, serving 14 Free Methodist churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, will host its fourth annual fall harvest weekend event Sept. 27-29 at the campground located at 1027 Anderson Boulevard.

The Rev. Doug Rabe of Monacrest Free Methodist Church of Monanca, Pa., will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.

A cookout and covered-dish picnic at 2 p.m. Sept 28. It will include the third-annual crock pot cook-off at the camp’s pavilion. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the entries receiving the most votes.

A pumpkin-carving contest and children’s games will immediately follow the picnic. Parents should bring pumpkins and carving tools and supervise. There also will be a corn hole contest, volleyball and basketball. The family movie “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” will be shown at 4 p.m.

A bonfire will follow the 7 p.m. Sept. 28 service, weather permitting. Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Those staying on the grounds are invited to attend one of three local Free Methodist Churches for Sept. 29 services.