KEYSER - Keyser area youngsters will be able to paint their own pumpkins, or hurl them across the park, when the Keyser Recreation Board hosts the Keyser Fall Festival on Saturday.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Keyser area youngsters will be able to paint their own pumpkins, or hurl them across the park, when the Keyser Recreation Board hosts the Keyser Fall Festival on Saturday.
Slated for noon to 5 p.m. at the South End Park, the festival will feature a variety of fall-themed activities including painting foam pumpkins and participating in a Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest to see who’s foam pumpkin goes the farthest.
And while the kiddies are chuckin’ pumpkins, the adults can browse through the vendor booths, get something to eat, or enjoy some music provided by a DJ.
According to Keyser City Council member William Zacot, who serves as commissioner of parks and recreation, most of the events will be “free or as cheap as possible.”
Kelly Metcalf, who has been helping coordinate the event, also said a large number of local and regional pageant title holders will be in attendance to help add to the festivities. Many of them are assisting with Little Miss United States Aryonna Martin’s Comfort Cases project, which strives to provide cases for children to carry their belongings in as they enter foster care.
The Fall Festival is the first of several events planned by the City of Keyser between now and Halloween.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, there will be a haunted maze and showing of the movie “Hocus Pocus” at the West End Playground. Zacot is also hoping that night to have the costumed children parade through town and visit various businesses who might wish to participate in a little early trick-or-treating.
Then, on Halloween night, Keyser will observe trick or treating from 5-7 p.m., followed by costume judging at Keyser Fire Station No. 2 at 7 p.m.