Things associated with fall

By: Annie Blakeley - Contributing Columnist

Sept. 22 marked the start of fall. Ironically, it seemed that everyone was stricken with a cold. On Sunday, church members sniffled and coughed just as my brother and I had the following week.

Besides colds, the start of fall means we are closer and closer to Halloween — which is both assuring and worrying, depending on if you have your costume and candy prepared.

The start of fall means many things for one: raking, apples, pumpkin-flavored foods and an aisle of candy at the grocery store.

Cooler weather is something everyone I’m sure is at least somewhat excited for. I certainly am, as I have a set of fall clothes I’m excited to wear — despite my affinity towards warmer weather.

Fall also means band competitions and at least a few Christmas songs being worked on in chorus. These things entice excitement with their respective events.

Fall also means the Seaboard Festival, Scarowinds, haunted houses, candy corn, scarecrows, decorations and football playoffs are around the corner.

Clubs take fall by storm and, hopefully, this makes the days move faster in preparation for an exciting Christmas and looking forward to spring — where, once again, warmer weather and a nice breeze will bring Easter.

Annie Blakeley is a sophomore at Richmond Senior High School, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing Columnist