The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. ~Psalm 67:6
The city of Kennesaw, Georgia, has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, largely due to the expanding Kennesaw State University located in our backyard. Even with all this increase in housing, traffic and population, Kennesaw proper hasn't lost its hometown feel. We are even crowned with the coveted title of the 10th safest city in the entire state! (Thank you, Kennesaw PD!)
With all the stories of division in communities propagated by the mainstream media these days. Kennesaw proudly goes against the grain of that narrative. Nothing speaks louder to that than this fall display of scarecrows in the downtown area. These creations are concocted by a variety of churches, businesses and civic groups in our area. Each has its own unique message or theme. Best of all, agree or disagree, every display is respected, and might I say, enjoyed.
So, come with me as I take a walking tour of downtown, and meet the diverse, and sometimes humorous, scarecrows of Kennesaw!
A Mom's Support Group created these scarecrows above, and I bridal shop, the one below.
From the library.
Yes, we have a brewery and distillery in town.
A cheer and tumble place.
Our church's preschool (Kennesaw UMC)
First Baptist Church
Happy there's no ban on Dr. Seuss here!
I never even knew our city has an organization designed to rescue rabbits.
There are more photos I could share, but will close with my favorite: A salute to active military and veterans.
What a fun way to celebrate the splendor of the fall and the realization of a rich harvest! God, our God, has certainly blessed our city and community in so many ways.
I pray that He will bless yours, too.
Friends, I could really use some prayers. I'm having some surgery on my gums this coming Monday, and the aftermath, for at least the first several days, will not be pleasant. In light of this, I won't be posting a blog on Tuesday, as usual, and I might not be up to getting around to your blogs, either. I know you all will understand. Thanks in advance for the prayers! Love and blessings!