Hills church celebrates Scouts at fall festival

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington’s annual Fall Fest, held September 11, will pay special tribute to Boy Scout Troop #179, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

The troop has spent the past 25 years headquartered at the church, which is located at 26165 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills, and is inviting all alumni to attend. Since 1966, the troop has provided a Scouting home to nearly 4,000 youth from Farmington, Farmington Hills and neighboring communities.

Fall Fest starts at 11:15 a.m., immediately following the church’s 10 a.m. worship service. A color guard presentation, with bugle and cannon blast, will be followed at noon by a free smoked/barbecue lunch, cooked up by Troop #179. In addition to an assortment of side dishes, there will also be watermelon, ice cream and cotton candy to enjoy.

An array of activities for all ages will include an inflatable obstacle course, cake walk, bingo and the monkey bridge. Live music provided by “The Number 1 Sam 3” band and an organ grinder will add to the family-friendly fun.

For more information, call the church office, 248-474-6170 or visit farmington-pres.org.