Houston School hosting fall festival

The Houston Fall Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Houston School.

Activities include a tractor drive at 10 a.m.; a greased pig contest at 1 p.m.; and a program for veterans at 2 p.m. Other activities include a bake sale, wagon rides and music.

The festival, first conducted in 1994, focuses on raising money to preserve the community’s former schoolhouse. The school last had students in 1967, and in the early 1990s, a film company wanted to purchase the school and burn it as part of a movie.

Community members, however, decided to conduct the festival to raise funds to restore the church, which sits on property owned by Houston Christian Church.