Fall fes­ti­val held at Glenn Duffy

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - SU­SAN HOL­LAND shol­land@nwadg.com

GRAVETTE — Cos­tumed young­sters of all shapes and sizes filled the rooms and cor­ri­dors at Glenn Duffy El­e­men­tary School Fri­day even­ing, Oct. 26, dur­ing the school’s an­nual fall fes­ti­val.

Cos­tumes rep­re­sented a va­ri­ety of oc­cu­pa­tions, his­tor­i­cal fig­ures, su­per­heroes, sto­ry­book char­ac­ters and sea­sonal ghosts, gob­lins and witches. Many young­sters, ac­com­pa­nied by par­ents and fam­ily mem­bers as they went from room to room en­joy­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties, car­ried plas­tic pumpkins and buck­ets to col­lect the candy and prizes from games.

Sev­eral games, in­clud­ing the foot­ball throw and the Wil­liam Tell archery com­pe­ti­tion, tested the par­tic­i­pants’ ath­letic skills. No skill was re­quired to walk around the cir­cle in the cake walk or se­lect a lol­lipop from the lol­lipop tree, just enough good for­tune to stop on the right square or pick the right marked lol­lipop to win a prize from each booth’s in­ven­tory. Many other games and ac­tiv­i­ties were of­fered.

A chili sup­per is al­ways a pop­u­lar fea­ture of the fes­ti­val. Many vis­i­tors paused from the even­ing’s ac­tiv­i­ties to drop by the lunch­room and or­der a bowl of chili, with a va­ri­ety of top­pings. Tick­ets could be pur­chased for a quar­ter, and some chose to re­deem their tick­ets for bags of pop­corn, bot­tled wa­ter or soft drinks from a ta­ble near the lunch­room en­trance.

A si­lent auc­tion was con­ducted for a wide va­ri­ety of items dis­played in the Glenn Duffy li­brary. Par­tic­i­pants sub­mit­ted bids through­out the even­ing and win­ners were an­nounced just be­fore the fes­ti­val ended. Suc­cess­ful bid­ders went home with qual­ity prizes, in­clud­ing house­wares, home decor, craft kits, sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions and themed bas­kets.

West­side Eagle Ob­server/SU­SAN HOL­LAND

Walk­ers of all ages en­joy the cake walk ac­tiv­ity at the Glenn Duffy El­e­men­tary School fall fes­ti­val Fri­day, Oct. 26. Each ses­sion of the game at­tracted lots of folks hop­ing to step on the right num­ber and earn the chance to win some sweet prizes from the vast ar­ray of cook­ies, cakes and pies on dis­play.

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