Pumpkin festival set

The 56th annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is set for Sept. 26-29 in downtown Barnesville. For information and a schedule of events, visit https://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/.

Class to meet

The Class of 1965 will have its annual Pumpkin Festival get-together on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Barnesville Elks.

Prints for sale

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is selling copies of an artist rendition of Barnesville during the mid 20th century. It was created by Dave Barnhouse and prints will be offered for sale for $135. A limited number will be available and each print is signed, numbered and sleeved, but not framed. Picture is 28" x 16". Proceeds will help to fund the purchase the building on West Main Street that will house the headquarters for the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. There will be a "Meet and Greet" reception for the artist, Dave Barnhouse, during the Pumpkin Festival at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Pumpkin Festival Headquarters, near the King Pumpkin stand. For information, contact committee members Keith Williams at 740-297-1576, Tracey Rockwell at 740-310-0260, or Susan Lapham at 281-224-3030.

Nazarene reboot planned

A sign at the former Barnesville Nazarene Church, located on South Lincoln Avenue, indicates the church will reopen shortly after the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. "New Nazarene Church Opening," headlines a large vinyl sign that announces starting Oct. 5, every Saturday evening, a 6 p.m. service will follow a 5:30 p.m. social gathering. "Come in and see the exciting things God can do," the sign notes. Questions about the church's reboot are directed to the email address of guy1cheryl2@gmail.com or 740-472-0372.

Chamber of Commerce meetings

The following is a list of 2019 Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce meetings: Oct. 9 at noon, Harvey Goodman (host) at New Life Center, 219 W. Church St.; Nov. 13 at noon at Astoria Place, 400 Carrie Ave.; and Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St.

Blue Star Banner available

The Blue Star Banner is available to any Barnesville area family of a serviceman or servicewoman serving in any branch of the military, including the National Guard (active or reserve). A banner will be dedicated to the family and then placed in their window for the service member. For information or to have a ceremony, call 740-238-2137.

Coin club meets

The Barnesville Coin Club meets the third Sunday of every month, except December. The meetings are open to the public and are located at 229 E. Main St., Barnesville.