The first full week of October featured a taste of fall weather and anticipation for the annual Loblolly and Heritage Arts festivals on October 7th. The pumpkin patch at First United Methodist Church was set up on Monday as volunteers unpacked a truckload of 100s of gourds to be sold through the season to benefit their youth group and City Hall was bedecked with autumn decorations including the appearance of our Scarecrow Mayor!
But it wasn’t all pumpkins and colorful leaves in Laurel last week. On Friday, Holi-Daze décor and more, hosted the Jones County Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday event and showed off their decorations for a different holiday – Christmas! The store is fully stocked with Christmas decorations and gifts including a selection of vintage toys.
To top it off, Laurel was featured prominently in the Wall Street Journal’s October 3rd issue!