OCT. 2, 2013 —
Grayson’s 11th annual Funtober Fest will take place this Saturday.
The event is organized by the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local businesses.
Saturday's festivities kick off with the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. with the announcement of the chili cook-off and pumpkin painting winners.
The FFA Corn Maze at the fairgrounds will be open until 9 p.m.
This year's festival will feature free events for children and adults, as well as fundraisers for local organizations and Relay for Life.
The Scarecrow contest is open to individuals, homemaker clubs, school classrooms, church groups,
businesses, or other fund raising groups.
Entries for the contest are being accepted at the tourism cabin beside City Park on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday until noon. There is no entry fee and prizes up to $100 will be awarded.
Funtober Fest sponsors include Center Stage Studio, First National Bank, Wilhoit Law, Bob Caummisar Attorney, Brown’s Mobile Home, Melini’s Cucina Italian Restaurants, Ramona Salyer State Farm Insurance, Commercial Bank of Grayson, TLC Accounting-Sherry Lincoln, T. LaVerne Lincoln-CPA, Grayson Warehouse Flooring, Horton Bros & Brown Pharmacy, Grayson Sporting Goods, Heavenly Treasures, James Family Outfitters, Robin Webb Attorney, McDonalds, Grayson Tourism Commission, Architectural Planning & Design, Grayson RECC, Layne’s Wholesale, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson Journal-Enquirer, Grayson Sanitation, Printworks and All American Graphics
The center of activity has moved to Veteran’s Park instead of downtown sidewalks.
“This change will allow our businesses to be more accessible for patrons to take advantage of their specials for the day,” said Pat Collier, Chamber coordinator.
She also stated:
“Since Star Elementary School has been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School, we felt it only fitting to honor them as our grand marshals for our Pets and People Costume Parade.”