Fall festival held at Glenn Duffy
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.
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.