Fall Festival gets underway this week

Donna Summerall
Staff Writer

The staff of West Point Community Living Center on Eshman Avenue are opening their doors from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, October 29, for an old fashioned Fall Festival, free for the community to take part in and enjoy. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn and games.
“As the new administrator, I thought this would be a great way to introduce myself to the community,” Jackie Lairy, administrator of the West Point Community Living Center, said. “I’ve worked here since 2004, but have only recently been named administrator. I wanted to do something with the community so people could come by, bring their children and have a good time.”
She said there will be old fashioned games to play, bobbing for apples, bingo, ring toss, face painting a a cake walk, there will be a costume contest, prizes and free hot dogs and popcorn.
“We are so happy to have Jackie take the administrative role,” Myrtle Robinson, activities director, said. “There’s a big difference between having a women in charge than a man. It’s been many years since we’ve done a festival like this and opened it up to invite everyone The previous administrators just weren’t interested in going to the trouble putting together a fun community function. Jackie understands how important it is for the community to see what we provide. We’re always thinking of new activities for our residents and ways to incorporate their families and the community.”
Check out more details on the festival in today's Daily Times Leader.