Story and photos by Sue Nishimura, director of religious education at USAG Ansbach Religious Support Office
ANSBACH, Germany – The Katterbach Chapel’s Fall Fest took place this past Sunday, Oct. 6, when about 250 participants enjoyed food, fun and friendship celebrating the change in seasons.
The Catholic and Protestant communities teamed up to host this fun event for all of USAG Ansbach. Chaplain (Lt. Col) Sean Phillips, garrison chaplain for USAG Ansbach, remarked: “Ansbach has a distinctive ‘small town’ culture. The Chapel should be a place not only for worship, but enhancing community readiness. Chapel volunteers are simply the best, and they all rallied to make this event a huge success.”
After worship services Sunday morning, everyone enjoyed a community meal, and then joined in with the children for a variety of harvest-associated events, including a bouncy castle, relay races, target games, and other activities, such as pumpkin painting and fall crafts. Phillips concluded by saying, “We suspect Chapel Fall Fest will become an annual event kids, teens and adults will anticipate each year!”