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Harvest Festival brings positive message to Utica

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Worship in the Parks Harvest Festival was held at Proctor Park in Utica on Saturday.

Several area churches and community groups put the event on.

Organizers say the Harvest Festival is a positive, Christian-themed community event.

There were plenty of fall activities for the kids, including a Halloween costume contest and pumpkin catapult.

"If one organization can fill one need, then perhaps there's a gap that needs to be filled. That's what we're doing through social edification and spiritual edification," said Organizer Harmony Speciale. "Worship in the Parks' mission is to carry out the three works of the great commission - Evangelism, Benevolence, and Edification. God is the synergistic ingredient that makes true community."

Worship in the Parks plans to meet on the second Friday of every month beginning on November 12 at 6 p.m. at Jeannette's Luncheonette, 806 Noyes Street, Utica.

Organizers say they plan to have the event four times during the warmer Summer months - May, June, July, and August.

Anyone interested in getting involved can attend contact Harmony Speciale at 315-679-1808

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