WAKE FOREST — Nothing says ‘Happy fall y’all’ more than a house decorated with pumpkins and mums. This year, a local charity wants you to buy your autumn decorations Oct. 2-3 on the front lawn of the Wake Forest Historical Museum.
The Koinonia Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th year of serving neighbors in need, will host its first annual Fall Into Autumn: Pumpkins, Mums & More event on the museum’s front lawn at 414 N. Main Street.
Locally-grown flowers and pumpkins, as well as refreshments, will be available from noon to 8 p.m. Friday Oct. 2, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 3.
Tommy Killebrew, Koinonia Foundation board president, wants the event to be more than a fundraiser.
“Fall Into Autumn is our way to meet families looking for a few essential fall items and to create awareness about this organization, all in a fun and friendly way,” said Killebrew. “Since all the proceeds will go towards Koinonia’s mission of helping our neighbors in need, people can come and purchase for a great cause.”
Over the last quarter century, The Koinonia Foundation has given away hundreds of thousands of dollars to local people in crisis situations who are desperate for shelter, food, medical assistance, clothing or other needs.
Because of its service to the community, the foundation was named Wake Forest Organization of the Year in 2010. More than 95-percent of funds raised during the year go directly to helping those in need.
For more information about Koinonia and the Fall Into Autumn event, see koinoniawf.org.