Crafts and community at the Cornerstone Church Fall Festival

Sep 25, 2023

LAKEVILLE – Two-year-old Dorothy Ramsay took on the craft table at the Cornerstone Community Church Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 with a glue stick in her hand and an abundance of gemstones.

Ramsay carefully placed the gemstones on her paper pumpkin and smiled at the array of shiny colors in front her. 

Crafts for kids were just one of the many attractions at the Fall Festival.

Families participated in games such as inflatable bowling, shopped for handmade goods and tasted pies entered in the annual pie contest. 

According to Linda Wiegand of Cornerstone Community Church, this was the second Fall Festival hosted by the church. 

“[The festival] is a way to connect with the community and to let them know that we are here,” she said. “It is something fun for families to do together.”

As kids played games, adults shopped for home décor and handmade jewelry at the vendor tables. 

Donna Peoples sold her wreaths and festive decorations created with everyday objects.

Peoples explained that her Christmas tree decoration was created with shower curtain hooks. 

“I don’t have a favorite holiday because I do them all,” she said. “My house gets cluttered every holiday.”

From figurines to small dishes, although Liz Gwai’s wares gave the appearance of glass, they were created with resin. 

According to Gwai, the resin materials make her creations “unbreakable.”

“You can add colors and customize,” said Gwai. “I love doing it.”