• Kendall Ingram (left), 10, son of Michael and Jan Ingram, religious education coordinator for the Fort McPherson post chapel, and Liam Lacey, 12, son of Maj. Teresa Walker, training officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, play a game of "Connect Four" during the U.S. Army Garrison Chapel Fall Festival Saturday at the Fort McPherson Garrison Chapel. The festival, held as an alternative to a traditional Halloween celebration, offered fun, food and games for Kendall, Liam and other children from Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Kendall Ingram (left), 10, son of Michael and Jan Ingram, religious education coordinator for the Fort McPherson post chapel, and Liam Lacey, 12, son of Maj. Teresa Walker, training officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, play a game of "Connect Four"...

  • Siblings Antonio (left) and Alexis Scott work together to complete a puzzle. Antonio, 5, and Alexis, 16, attended the festival with their grandfather, retired sergeant major Edward Scott.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Siblings Antonio (left) and Alexis Scott work together to complete a puzzle. Antonio, 5, and Alexis, 16, attended the festival with their grandfather, retired sergeant major Edward Scott.

  • Andrea Ingram (left), 7, daughter of Michael and Jan Ingram, receives a prize from Mary-Ann Kelly, religious education coordinator for the Catholic chapel.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Andrea Ingram (left), 7, daughter of Michael and Jan Ingram, receives a prize from Mary-Ann Kelly, religious education coordinator for the Catholic chapel.

  • Natalie Ripley (left), 4, and her mother, Sarah, complete an arts and crafts project. Natalie and her twin sister, Jocelyn, were looking forward to the return of their father, Lt. Col. Royal Ripley, a signal officer with G-5 for Third Army/U.S. Army Central, from deployment.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Natalie Ripley (left), 4, and her mother, Sarah, complete an arts and crafts project. Natalie and her twin sister, Jocelyn, were looking forward to the return of their father, Lt. Col. Royal Ripley, a signal officer with G-5 for Third Army/U.S. Army...

  • Hannah Smith, 2, daughter of Kylee and Spc. Will Smith, driver for U.S. Army Garrison Commander Deborah B. Grays, bobs for ducks.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Hannah Smith, 2, daughter of Kylee and Spc. Will Smith, driver for U.S. Army Garrison Commander Deborah B. Grays, bobs for ducks.

  • Jamarion Ryals (blindfolded), 4, son of Sgt. Jamar Ryals, an intelligence analyst for G-2, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, attempts to pin a nose on a pumpkin with the help of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed volunteer Victoria Jefferson, 15, daughter of Tanya Calland.

    Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Jamarion Ryals (blindfolded), 4, son of Sgt. Jamar Ryals, an intelligence analyst for G-2, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, attempts to pin a nose on a pumpkin with the help of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed volunteer Victoria Jefferson, 15, daughter of...

ATLANTA - The U.S. Army Garrison Office of the Chaplain staff hosted a fall festival for children and parents of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities Oct. 31 at the Fort McPherson Chapel Center.

Connect Four, pin-the-nose on the pumpkin, bobbing for ducks and "Glory," a variation of the game "Bingo," were some of the activities available to the children during the festival, which was created to offer another option to parents who wanted an alternative to a traditional Halloween celebration.

"We are members of AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) and we like to participate in chapel activities," said Sarah Ripley, mother to 4-year-old twins, Natalie and Jocelyn, and wife of Lt. Col. Royal Ripley, a signal officer with G-5 for Third Army/U.S. Army Central. "The events are always well done, especially here, and they (the twins) are having a lot of fun."

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