Lots Happening Around Fall Festival Too: Angels, Sales, Swaps And Local History

By Alex Haglund

Despite everything happening around the Courthouse Square this weekend, would you believe that there’s still plenty more to do this weekend?

Believe it or not, there is a lot happening at the same time as the Festival.

Angels For Autism

The seventh annual Angels For Autism 5K and 10K run, and 5K walk will be held Saturday, with packet pickup beginning at 6:30 a.m. and the starter’s gun sounding at 8 a.m.

The event is held in memory of Traci Storey and help to provide benefits for children with autism and other sensory issues both in Washington County and around the area.

For more information on Angels For Autism, Storey, or to register for the run, head to angelforautism.com/

Book Sale

The Nashville Public Library will have be hosting the Friend’s of The Library’s Fall Book Sale.

The sale begins from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, then is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Historical Society

The Washington County Historical Society will have the L and N Depot, located at 101 E. Railroad Street, open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday, Historical Society members will be out at the Society Museum, located at 326 S. Kaskaskia Street, where they will be hosting a 50th anniversary celebration.

There will be fun, games, food and refreshments there from 11 a..m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Plant Swap

The Washington County Master Gardeners will be holding their plant swap from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at the Nashville Public Library parking lot.

The Master Gardeners will happily trade plants with you, but even if you don’t have plants of your own to give, you can plants for a small donation to the organization, or come by just to learn about plants, the Master Gardeners are happy to share their knowledge for free!

City-Wide Yard Sales

Nashville City-Wide Fall Yard Sales are being held on Saturday, September 24, sponsored by the Nashville Optimist Club.

Those holding yard sales made a $10 donation to the Nashville Optimist Club, which gets them a number and has them placed on the yard sale map which the Optimist Club puts out.

Maps should be out, beginning first on Wednesday evening on Facebook rummage sale sites, and the maps should be available around town beginning Thursday morning.