OXFORD >> It may have been soggy on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the people of Oxford from coming out to have fun.
There were events at Sacred Heart and First Methodist churches, but the one that had the kids squealing with pleasure was the celebration of autumn at Oxford Feed and Lumber.
Inside the old warehouse was a straw maze, where kids and their parents were invited to find their way through.
On the porch, pumpkins were piled up in a bin for children to pull out and design.
Inside, a giant, pink raffle stocked by goodies from local stores offered the chance for big winnings, but, more importantly, benefited breast cancer research with the proceeds.
Probably the most popular event was the scarecrow station. There, kids and their parents were free to dig in to straw, old clothes and masks to make scarecrows to take home.
The Boy Scouts sold hot dogs and other refreshments, and only the hayride had to be curtailed on account of the rain.