FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Fort Riley soldiers and families are inviting people for a little fun, despite the government shutdown.
The post's annual Fall Apple Day Festival is this weekend.
On Wednesday night, members of the Historical and Archeological Society of Forty Riley, known for their apple pies, got busy baking sweet treats for the festival's centerpiece.
The festival runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5th, and includes inflatable fun, obstacle courses, a petting zoo and more.
The 1st Infantry Division's Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, took part in the pie preparations Wednesday.
13 News was not allowed to ask him about the government shutdown, but he did address the importance of these community activities.
"I think anytime we as a community get together, spend a little time and learn about each other that's a good deal," said Funk. "It's about volunteerism, it's about being a part of something bigger than yourself, just like the army. It's about being part of a great team."
About 1,000 Fort Riley civilian workers are furloughed due to the government shutdown, and many post services are reduced or closed.