By Curt Yeomans
"Unity" will once again be the theme for the annual Morrow Community Fall Festival, which is just over a week away.
The festival will be held Oct. 2, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the parking lot of Morrow High School, which is located at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road. There is no cost to attend.
Festival spokesman, Carl Wesley Daniel, said the second annual event will focus on unifying the Morrow High School and Morrow Middle School communities. That is the same focus as last year.
The festival's unity concept was born out of the fact that, until this past summer, the high school and the middle school were literally located next to each other, he said. The middle school moved, however, to a new facility around the block, on Trammel Road, this past summer.
"We want to bring Morrow High School and Morrow Middle School, as well as the community, together," Daniel said. "We are doing this to bring support for our education system, as well as for our community.
"Last year, we had about 2,000 people attend the festival, so we've upped our expectations this year to 5,000 people," he said.
According to Daniel, activities will include games for children and teenagers, inflatables, a disc jockey, health screenings provided by Clayton State University's School of Nursing, and food from as many as 50 food vendors.
"Something new this year is that we will have the National Guard here, and they will be bringing their go carts for people to ride around in," he said.
He also said there will be a Car and Bike Show, to benefit Morrow High School's band program. There will be no cost for people to view the cars, but there will be fees for people to enter their cars and motorcycles in the show.
According to the registration form for the show, there is a $25 advance fee to enter a car, and a $20 advance fee to enter a motorcycle. To enter a vehicle on the day of the festival, the fees will be $30 for cars, and $25 for motorcycles, according to the form. Registration forms can be downloaded from the festival web site, www.morrowfallfestival.com/.