It was a very cold and rainy first day of October. Luckily the events I got to cover were very warm and bright in spirit.
I started the morning bright and early at a volleyball tournament then headed to the Fall Festival downtown. The annual event was full of free activities for the youngsters to promote the change in the season. They even brought in a carousel!
In addition to the festival on the street, the borough building renamed it's plaza in memory of Mayor Welch. The first event held in the plaza was one that he was working towards for the borough. Several couples were given the paper work to be part of the State College domestic partnership registry.
I then headed to the Centre County Down Syndrome Buddy Walk. This little guy was having a blast dancing with the Chick-fil-a Cow.
Several speeches and talk of all the improvements and support for down syndrome individuals led to a lot of cheers and laughs before the walk started.