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Fall Festival

Jennifer Deaton, principal, enjoys going through the haunted maze at the fall festival.

The Annual Fall Festival was held Friday, October 21st at Union Elementary. Current and past students attended for a night of socializing and fun. Teachers and Staff start at the end of school to set up stations, make a cardboard maze, decorate the Haunted Hall, and prepare food for the evening event. Parents donate pumpkins and needed items to help the school raise money for additional school needs.

The Haunted Hallway was the main attraction for older students. Students from East Union Middle School and Forest Hills High School volunteered to help decorate and run the Haunted Hall. Some students were dressed in costumes. Zombies, vampires, Batman, Raggedy Ann, and a Smurf were seen throughout the hallways of the school.

Dr. Foster and Dr. Quack were busy applying casts and bandages. Some teachers assisted the students with beauty needs of hair, face, and nail painting. The gym stations included a cake walk, ring toss, basketball throw, beanbag toss, fishing, and the milking of Old Bessie. Prizes were awarded for the students’ efforts.

Popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones were a few of the treats available. This year’s festival also had a global twist. Tidbits of information concerning our worldly connections about various elements of the festival were posted at the related station. Were you aware that scarecrows were originally placed in fields of Japan to scare crows as early as 712?
Thank you to all of the Union Faculty and Staff, East Union Middle School Students, Forest Hills High School Students, parents, and participates who made this year’s festival a successful and fun event!


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Written by: Belinda Goodman, 3rd Grade Teacher
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 by Jennifer Williams

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