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Historic Rex Village Fall Festival Saturday

Vendors, fire department, sheriff’s office at festival

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Nearly 20 vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, photos, Korean barbecue, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, hot dogs and other “fun festival foods,” during the second annual Historic Rex Village Fall Festival. Last year, Sunne Keith, of Christ Gospel Church, sold various items at the festival.

Special Photo Nearly 20 vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, photos, Korean barbecue, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, hot dogs and other “fun festival foods,” during the second annual Historic Rex Village Fall Festival. Last year, Sunne Keith, of Christ Gospel Church, sold various items at the festival.

REX — Organizers are preparing for the second annual Historic Rex Village Fall Festival.

“We do the festival as a community outreach,” said one of the festival’s coordinators, Gail Beddingfield. “This is the main fundraiser for the Historic Rex Village Association.”

There is no admission to enter the festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The festival will be held at the intersection of Rex Road and Colonnade Drive near the new Rex Road bridge.

Beddingfield said nearly 20 vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, photos, bath and body fragrances, Korean barbecue, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, hot-dogs and other “fun festival foods.”

Vendors will set up in an open field on Tiffany Beddingfield Drive. “That street was named after our late daughter,” said the coordinator.

There is a $20 fee for vendors interested in setting up a booth at the event.

“Most of our vendors are from Clayton County,” Beddingfield said. “We are really trying to promote products and services available in Clayton County.”

Children’s activities during the festival will be offered by the Clayton County Fire Department and the Clayton County Sheriff’s office. The fire department is bringing a fire truck and will give away coloring books and a fireman’s hat. The sheriff’s office is giving away badges. Some of the firefighters and deputies will be on hand to give children safety tips.

The proceeds from the event will fund other Rex Village Association events, according to Beddingfield.

“We do landscaping and curb appeal projects,” she said. “We do a ‘Back to School with a Purpose’ event, where all the local children were given school supplies. One of our goals is to bring unity into the Rex Village community.”

In December, the Historic Rex Village Association will perform Christmas carols in the Rex Village at Caroling in the Village.

“We served hot apple cider, coffee, cookies, candies and cupcakes,” she added.