TES plans annual Fall Festival

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 22, 2000

Features Editor

Oct. 21, 2000 10 PM

Harvest time is fun time at Troy Elementary School each year as the school celebrates the season with its Fall Festival.

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The Festival is planned from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, and will be held in the gymnasium, cafetorium and on the grounds behind the school.

Paul Watkins, president of the Parent-Teacher Organization, said this year’s festival should be the biggest and best ever.

"The PTO assigned each homeroom an activity and the homeroom parents will be in charge of the activities," he said.

With that many activities, there is bound to be something of interest to everyone, no matter the age.

"We are encouraging everyone to come early and have supper at the school," Watkins said. "We’ll have all the kids’ favorites – hotdogs, tacos and pizza."

Admission to the Fall Festival is $1 per person and tickets for the activities are 25 cents.

The activities will include the traditional Fall Festival favorites – dunk tank, haunted house, cake walk, hat and tee shirt walk, basketball throw, obstacle course, sucker tree, newspaper toss, frisbee golf, face painting, bag decorating, pickup ducks, go-fishing,

balloon animals and Bozo buckets.

In addition, Watkins said there will be a country store with lots of sweet treats and other good things to eat.

"We will also have a silent auction with many items of interest and the one who bids the highest on an item will get it," he said. "The silent auction should be a lot of fun for all ages."

Several of the homerooms will have gift baskets for sale. There will be Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets and book, crafts, kitchen and sports baskets and they are expected to go fast so shoppers should make a beeline to them.

Watkins said everyone is encourage to support the Fall Festival because it’s a lot of fun and it also benefits the school.

"All of the money from the Fall Festival goes back to the school and all the students benefit," he said. "Each year we have a project in mind which will be supported by the Fall Festival. This year we are going to assist the school in purchasing a new reading program which the teachers have been trained to use. We will also buy some new playground for the kindergarten campus. So, we hope everyone will plan to bring their family and friends to the Troy Elementary School Fall Festival. It’s gong to be a lot of fun for everyone."