Buzzell: Fall fun days abound in Warner Robins

October 16, 2013 

The doors to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins may be closed temporarily, but the gate is wide open for the public to enjoy ongoing events outdoors. On Saturday, the second annual Fall Fun Days will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of activities, including a raffle and giveaways.

Plans also include a boot camp obstacle course, big glove boxing, horse rides, hay rides, a bounce house, cake walk and a rocket launch. There will be face painting and tattoos for kids of all ages and a costume contest for ages 1-9 at 2 p.m.

There will also be a pumpkin-carving contest, so bring one already carved or purchase one at the museum and carve it there. A wrist band may be purchased for $10 to enjoy all the events.

Fall Fun Days is sponsored by SunMark Community Bank, Cox Communications, Hunt Miller Insurance Agency, SunTrust, Wire Shop, H&R Block and International City Optimist Club. More details are available at or by calling 478-923-6600.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival celebrates 55 years as it hosts this year’s event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 250 South Davis Drive in Warner Robins.

Wristbands for rides and games are $20 for ages 6 and up, $5 ages 2-5 and no charge for children younger than 2. Game cards with 12 games per card are $5 each. For more information, contact the school at 478-923-9668 or visit

There will be a Retiree Appreciation Day for all military retirees and their guests Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30 a.m. for the early risers who don’t want to miss breakfast at Wynn Dining Hall.

The breakfast is pay-as-you-go. Registration for door prizes is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Heritage Club Bingo Room followed by retiree activities and briefings from 9:15 a.m. to noon.

Resources available on site will represent 78th Air Base Wing, 78th Medical Group, ID cards, 78th Mission Support Group, pharmacy and veteran information. A pay-as-you-go lunch will be available at the Heritage Club Pizza Depot. Beginning at 1 p.m. vendors, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System representatives, ID and flu shots (if available) will be on hand.

Door prizes will be given from 2-3 p.m. Contact Rick Delaney at 478-926-0193 or for more details.

Families Helping Families will host a Family Fest on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Perkins Field, 105 Mulberry St. (corner of Watson Boulevard) in Warner Robins.

The fest offers a day of family fun with inflatable games, face painting, barbecue and dancing. Live music will be provided by Bruce Brookshire, Dwayne Boswell, The Alex Tjoland Band and Chad Loyd.

The ticket price of $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10 includes a barbecue plate. For more details and ticket information, call 478-923-9391, email or visit

Mark your calendars now for Dec. 14 to participate in the 5K run benefitting Family Promise of Greater Houston County. The 5K and 1 Mile Family Run for God will be held at First Baptist Church of Centerville. 5K race start is at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 mile fun run follows at 9:30 a.m.; 5K entry fees are $30 and $15 for children 12 and younger.

The packet pick up is Dec. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at Run Fit Sports in Warner Robins. Race day registration Dec. 14 is 7-8 a.m. For more information, visit

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact her at 478-922-5100 or

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