SKERRIES ETNS TO HOLD SECOND PUMPKINFEST
SKERRIES Educate Together National School is holding its second annual Pumpkinfest and Craft Fair on Sunday in the school grounds, from 2pm to 5pm.
It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon, with activities for all the family, and a craft fair featuring a wide range of high quality, locally produced craftworks.
The event is open to the public, and is the school’s main fundraising event for 2017.
Building on the success of the inaugural Pumpkinfest in 2016, the event will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities, from a spooky cake sale to arts and craft activities, face-painting, a wrap-a-mummy contest, and much, much more.
The organisers will be awarding prizes for best carved pumpkin, so bring along one you made earlier, and for best costume. Browse the beautiful craftworks in the craft sale, and then have a go at making your own hand-made Hallowe’en artworks, that you can take away and use to get your home Hallowe’en-ready.
You can also browse for hidden treasures in the second-hand book fair and pop-up handbag stall; stock up on your Trick or Treat costume in the dressing-up stall; enjoy a dance performance by Fit Kids hip-hop group; get your face painted; or toast marsh-mallows and join in the spooky sing-along at the camp-fire.
Then, if you dare, enter the spooky story-telling tent, or visit the mad scientist’s laboratory for some hair-raising experiences. Finally join in our wrap-a-mummy contest, where teams will compete to create the most attractive mummified mammy.
Speaking about the plans for the event, Skerries ETNS Principal, Tomás Hickey said: ;We’re greatly looking forward to this, the second Pumpkinfest, after an incredibly successful inaugural event last year.
‘Once again, we are delighted to invite the wider community of Skerries and surrounding areas to join in the fun. It’s a great opportunity for the whole school to get to know our neighbours; to increase our profile within the local community, and to raise funds for vital school equipment.
‘I would encourage everyone to come along to this year’s Pumpkinfest: it’s going to be a fantastic day out.’
Children and over 65s enter for free; €2 entry fee per adult.