Community & People Freeport Fallfest entertains Published October 14, 2013 at 8:00 am Madison Rosenberger of Melrose gave it her all in the Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull in Freeport Saturday. She powered through to a finish of 25 feet, 7 inches to take second place. She is the daughter of Joe and Aiyssa Rosenberger. Doing brisk business on a cloudy day, Carrie Rothstein Roering, left, delivers hot chocolate to a customer. The food booth was sponsored by Sacred Heart School. The Freeport Lions’ and Ackie’s pork chop-on-a-stick food booth was so successful, they closed up shop early after selling out. Meeting the challenge of taking down their canopy are (from left): Judy Hennen, Jim Notch (legs), Dave Humbert and Gary Meyer (partially hidden). Not pictured: Jackie Atkinson. Philip Job proudly displays the pumpkin he decorated in a booth sponsored by Harvest Church. He is the son of David and Alice Job of Freeport. “We like to reach out and do things that relate to families,” said Harvest Church Pastor Mitch Wall. “Father Roger Klassen of Sacred Heart grew all of the pumpkins. Harvest donated the stickers and facial features for the pumpkins and manned the booth.” This was the first year Harvest helped with pumpkins. What fall celebration is complete without hay rides? The annual Freeport Fallfest, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, featured Dennis Poepping of Freeport giving hay rides using a wagon on loan from Jerry Butkowski of the Freeport Farm Center, which sponsored the rides. After a rainy morning, the afternoon was cloudy but mostly dry, giving guests the opportunity for a more comfortable ride around town.