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Union Elementary's annual fall festival
Each year, Union Elementary hosts a fall festival for students, parents and other community members. This year, on October 29th, Union once again held it's annual fall festival. Students, teachers, parents, siblings, and others came out for a night of fun. Planning for this event begins months ahead of time. Parents graciously donate items for the haunted hall, games, concessions, and more. The event is truely a team effort.
The day of the event, teachers stayed late after school setting up. The building opened at 6:00pm for parents and students to arrive. Upon entering the building there were various tables set up for purchasing tickets. Guests use tickets to pay for each game and activity. One table that only accepted cash this year was a table set up to support Operation Christmas Child. Students were selling candy bars for $1 each. They will then take the money they raised and use it for donations towards Operation Christmas Child.
Once purchasing tickets, students can go to various locations to play games and purcahse items. In the gym, various carnival games are set up for students to play. They also have a cake walk set up in the gym. In the hallway outside the gym there are carnival foods such as popcorn, cotton candy and shaved ice. The cafeteria has tables set up where food can be purchased. Outside there was a moon bounce and a hay ride. Down the K1 hallway studnets could enjoy activites in the "Hall of Beauty" such as tattoos, bandages, hair color, face painting, and more. On the other side of the school students could choose from two scarier activites: Haunted Maze or Haunted Hall.
As always, students had a wonderful time being with friends and family on this fun night. It is a safe, exciting event for everyone involved. Thanks for coming out and supporting our school!
Written by: Jennifer Williams, Media Coordinator
Posted: Nov 04, 2010 by Jennifer Williams