The Town of Crossfield will host its second annual Crossfield Community Fest Sept. 5, according to Stacey Davis, community and grant co-ordinator. “It started unofficially last year. We partnered with the schools and the [Crossfield] Farmers’ Market at the time to hold a community block party,” she said. “This year, it has grown into something bigger.” Crossfield Elementary School and W.G. Murdoch School traditionally hold a back-to-school barbecue, Davis said, which allows parents the chance to meet the teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools. Organizations looking for new volunteers have also been invited to attend this year’s event. “Kids and families can get together and reconnect,” she said. “In partnership with [the schools], we’ve also opened it up to community organizations to offer registration tables – if they have things starting in the fall – or even just [to] give [out] information. “It’s a showcase of everything that’s available [in the town], so that people can…either register their kids in a program or register themselves in a program or volunteer with a community organization.” Approximately 20 organizations have already registered to be part of Crossfield Community Fest. Aside from the barbecue, there will also be plenty of activities for people to take part in, according to Davis – including a putting green hosted by the Crossfield Chamber of Commerce, yard games hosted by North Rocky View Community Links, sparkle tattoos and a prize wheel. “It should be fun. We’re hoping we get more than just families with school-age kids,” she said. “We’d like to have seniors – people who aren’t connected to the schools – come out, as well, because it really is going to be a showcase of the entire community. We really just wanted to get the message out there that this barbecue is for everyone.” The Crossfield Community Fest runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Crossfield Elementary School. Davis said if the weather is nice, the event will be held outside; otherwise, it will be moved to the school’s gym. For more information, visit the Town of Crossfield’s website, crossfieldalberta.com, or its Facebook page at facebook.com/Town-of-Crossfield Organizations or individuals interested in signing up to have a table at the event can contact Davis at the Town at 403-946-5565.