Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Kadin Embry got his face painted like a skeleton by Kelly Harris Saturday night at the Fall Carnival for special needs individuals and their families.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Kadin Embry got his face painted like a skeleton by Kelly Harris Saturday night at the Fall Carnival for special needs individuals and their families.

A Fall Carnival was held Saturday night at Potter's Hope Fellowship Hall for special needs individuals and their families.

Although there were no rides at the carnival, there were crafts, music, games and lots of carnival type foods for families to enjoy. This included basketball, a cake walk activity in which participants could win prizes, face painting, crafts, corndogs, nachos and cupcakes that looked like popcorn.

Event coordinator Donna VanMeter said, "We had over 100 participants and several volunteers who graciously donated their time and talents. The event was a huge success and everyone went home with a big bag of treats and goodies and an even bigger smile on their face."

According to VanMeter, the Fall festivals are a spinoff of the Special Needs Prom that they hold every April. She said that the prom is only for middle school age and older, but the fall festivals and the Christmas events are for all ages. The Fall festivals always have a different theme and occur between August and November.

The next event is the Holiday Happening. It will be held on Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Donna VanMeter at (270) 589-1118.