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Churches, American Legion Ready To Host Local Events
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September and October are shaping up to be busy months around the region.

First up, the Escalon American Legion is planning for a cornhole competition, set for Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 6 p.m.

“We are looking for teams but we can make teams with who shows up if necessary,” said coordinator Dennis Parish. “It’s $20 per person and half the money goes for prize money.”

Those interested can call 209-502-8500 for more information; the cornhole tournament will be staged at the Legion Post on Second Street.

The post will also be the site for the monthly third Saturday evening dinner on Sept. 17.

Also on Saturday, Sept. 17, the annual Bunco Night hosted at Saron Lutheran Church on North Street is on the schedule. Dinner and sign-in begins at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start for the Bunco games. Proceeds go to the EMA, Escalon Ministerial Association, food voucher program. That program provides vouchers for use at local markets during the holidays for those in need. Tickets are $25 per person and the price includes Bunco, dinner and drinks. Raffle tickets will be available separately for various prize drawings. All are encouraged to join in for a night of fellowship, food and fun. For more information, contact Saron Lutheran Church a 209-838-7695.

Future events scheduled are a Fall Fling at the Farmington United Methodist Church and the return of the popular Escalon United Methodist Church bazaar.

In Farmington, there will be the first of what they hope to make an annual ‘Fall Fling’ and the event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 at the church on Elm Street.

There will be a crafts sale, a yard sale, area vendors and local club displays. The Escalon/Farmington Garden Club will have a booth, and there will also be 4H and FFA projects be on display.

Wood crafts will feature homemade wood items such as napkin holders, 100-year-old fence post candle holders and many other hand-crafted items.

There will be hot dogs and drinks available and, as an added feature, Lane Paxia will play his guitar for all to enjoy.

Late October is the date for the Escalon United Methodist event, at the church along Jackson Avenue; Saturday, Oct. 29 will see the return of the bazaar after two years of COVID shutdown. There will be a wide variety of crafts and homemade food items including jams, jellies, pies and more.