Buzz: No Pumpkin Patch at Trinity UMC this year. Women’s March set for Oct. 17 in Rome; will end with early voting. Annual tree walk is Oct. 31. (Both events require pandemic precautions).

Buzz: No Pumpkin Patch at Trinity UMC this year. Women’s March set for Oct. 17 in Rome; will end with early voting. Annual tree walk is Oct. 31. (Both events require pandemic precautions).

The annual Pumpkin Patch at Trinity UMC on Turner McCall Boulevard has been canceled because there is no truck to deliver the pumpkins.

No Pumpkin Patch at Trinity United Methodist Church this year. The church had plans to open their annual Pumpkin Patch with the arrival of the pumpkins originally scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 10. However, the truck scheduled to deliver the pumpkins to Rome has been diverted to Hurricane Delta disaster relief. From Trinity UMC: “We were just made aware yesterday that the truck carrying our pumpkins was diverted to Hurricane Delta disaster relief. We’re not going to be able to host the Pumpkin Patch this year, but we will still be doing the Drive-By Trunk & Treat on October 28 from 6-8 p.m.”  The annual event supports the Trinity UMC Youth program. Click here for video message from Rev. Joe Palmer.


On Oct. 17,  Women in Northwest Georgia will join people from all over the country in a safe, socially distant march for human rights, equality and voting rights.

The event will begin at Town Green in Downtown Rome at 1:30 p.m.  At 2 p.m., those present will hear from several speakers including Mallory Rogers, League of Student Voters; Candice Spivey, We Matter; Suleima Millan-Salinas, Romanos Unidos; Liberty Grant, Hospitality House for Women; Wendy Davis, Rome City Commission; and Sharon Hill, Human Relations Strategist, Public Eye Relations.

After the program, participants will “march to the polls” at the Floyd County Administration Building where early voting will be available for residents of Rome-Floyd County. All are welcome to attend.  Signs are permitted (no sticks/stakes allowed) and masks are required.  Masks with “VOTE” printed on them also will be for sale.

The Women’s March organization began in 2017, hosting the inaugural Women’s March the following January in D.C. alongside events and other marches across the globe.

For more: event organizer Marsha Atkins at 706.506.0948.

VoteEqualityUS. I saw the recent mention of the Women’s March in Rome. I just wanted to give you a heads up about a voter education tour stop we’re making in Rome on Saturday, October 17, to join the Womens March event that begins at 1:30 p.m. at Town Green in Downtown Rome. Our team is driving “The Notorious RVG” (Ruthless Vote Getter) around the country to educate, inspire and activate people to use their voice and their vote, especially in most important November senate races that can have the greatest impact on gender equality in the U.S. Constitution.


The Floyd County Master Gardeners will present a free informational community workshop, “Tour of Trees Around Rome,” on Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon until 3 p.m. They will meet in the parking lot of Ridge Ferry Park around 11:45 a.m.  Please wear comfortable shoes.  Joining the tour will be Terry Paige, City of Rome Arborist, and Keith Mickler, UGA Floyd County Extension Agent.  Participants will need to pre-register for the tree walk by Wednesday, Oct. 28.  Please call the Floyd County Extension Office at 706-295-6210.  We request that you please wear a mask while attending the tree walk.  Social distancing of six feet between each person will be required.  If social distancing cannot be maintained by participants, the tour will end immediately.
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