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Local churches host fall events
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This Saturday, Mansfield Baptist Church will host a run to benefit Operation Christmas Child, a nonprofit organization that provides under privileged children in other countries with Christmas gifts and offers to children the word of God.

The event will start at 7:30 a.m. The 1-mile Fun Run will begin the day ($12) and a 5K Race at 8 a.m. ($20). To register for both, the cost is $25. All runners will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.

Also happening on Saturday, a fall festival will be held at Newton Baptist Church from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The festival will include a trunk-or-treat, carnival games, face painting, a hay ride, fun inflatables, a hot dog dinner and a cake walk. There is no cost for the festival. Newton Baptist Church is located at 720 Jack Neely Road.

If you would like to register for or receive more information on Mansfield Baptist Church's "Holiday Haulin' for Operation Christmas Child," call (770) 787-0723 or visit The event also has a Facebook page.

For more information on the fall festival at Newton Baptist Church, call (770) 788-7868.