Since getting married, Jim and I have always lived in a college town. First it was Emporia and now Newton. North Newton is the home of Bethel College. The first weekend in October, they host Fall Fest which begins with Taste of Newton on Thursday night. Everyone heads down town for lots of good food, almost anything you would care to try and entertainment. Over the weekend, there are a variety of events at the college. It is similar to a Homecoming weekend.
Elizabeth, Erik and I did some baking again for the booth at church. Our women’s group sells pie, by the slice or by the whole pie. Erik and Elizabeth thought we should try our hand at pumpkin and apple. The house smelled great…too bad by the time we got to the booth our pies were gone:( The following weekend we did make another apple pie for us to enjoy! While baking Erik said to me in all seriousness, “Mom you know how snowflakes are all different, do you think sugar crystals are different, too?” It made me smile and wonder at his thought processes. I wonder how many great chefs think about sugar crystals when they are baking.
On Thursday evening, Newton Community Children’s Choir gave a short performance. They sang again on Saturday in Memorial Hall.