The Pumpkin Patch at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome is officially open for business! It remains open until Halloween (Thursday, October 31st) from 10 am until dusk every day except for Sunday, when the Pumpkin Patch hours are noon until dusk. Some 3,000 pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes are for sale on the front lawn of the church, located at the corner of Turner McCall Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. They range in price from $1 for the smaller “spooky” pumpkins to $30-$40 for the larger pumpkins.
And for those keeping up with happenings related to the federal government shutdown –
The Tampa Bay Rays have punched their ticket to the American League Division Series. They did so with a 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Wild Card Game last night in Cleveland. The Rays will face the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. Game one is slated for tomorrow in Boston.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 65th annual Coosa Valley Fair, opens tomorrow evening at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Rome. It will continue thru Saturday, October 5th. Today is the final day to purchase discounted armbands for the Fair, which could mean substantial savings for fairgoers. For more details, you can visit www.coosavalleyfair.com.
The Floyd County Republican Party will step aside from politics momentarily to host their first annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 19th from 11 am until 2 pm at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.
Tonight’s the big night that the Atlanta Braves begin play in the 2013 MLB post season! Turner Field will be the site of game one of the National League Division Series tonight as the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves host the NL West Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is set for 8:37 pm. The National League’s Pitcher of the Month for September, Kris Medlen, will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Clayton Kershaw, a past Cy Young Award winner who is heavily favored to win the award again this year, will get the start for LA. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 7:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
Are you ready for some high school football? Friday night lights will shine tomorrow night on week six of the 2013 season. A fairly light schedule is ahead for this week as most Rome area teams are off, including Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell and Unity Christian School.
Friendly discourse with Iran’s leadership, a possible government shutdown, and easing tensions in Syria combined to push oil prices to near $100 a barrel last week. As a result of the lower cost of crude, fall gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.