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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