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Festival for kids

by Jenny King

Highlands School Fall Festival is a raucous community party, staged at Highlands School Gym on Saturday, October 5.

When you were growing up did your school have a fall festival?

I know mine did and I still have fond memories of helping my mom prepare the icky food items for the haunted house. You know, peeled grapes for eyeballs, spaghetti noodles for worms…well, you get the point.

Every year Highlands School PTO holds a Fall Festival and this year’s event will be held Saturday, October 5, at the Highlands School gym from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Yes, there is a haunted house, but also fun and games for everyone.

This fundraiser supports the Senior Class and helps pay for their graduation caps and gowns. All venues are staffed by the seniors who love nothing more than to help the little bitties get their faces painted, play in the bouncy houses, shoot hoops, and so much more.

Yes, there are things for adults to do, as well. Whenever Plateau people gather you can count on excellent food and there will be plenty of it for sale at the Fall Festival.

There are raffles for everything from dining out to groceries and gas grills.

But my favorite is the Cake Walk. Ever done one? As the music plays you walk around numbered letters and if you step on one when the music ends, you get to take home a yummy creation from any number of the talented bakers supporting a good cause. Tickets are only 25 cents each and raffle tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. It’s a great way to spend quality time with your family and it’s all for an undeniably great cause, supporting Highlands School.

So grab your family and friends and head to the Highlands School Fall Festival, Saturday, October 5, at the Highlands School gym. You’ll see a lot of of people you know.