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Fall Festival fun

Sounds of joy filled the air as children ran, played, explored and enjoyed tasty treats at the inaugural Prince Edward County Elementary School Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event was organized and hosted by newly elected PTA (Parent Teachers Association) officers Amanda Wells, president; Erica Zelley, vice president; Grayson Caddell, treasurer; and Sach Dinmore, secretary.

(To view more photos from the festival, click here. Photos by Betty J. Ramsey)

Organizers estimate at least 200 children and adults attended the event, which included a petting zoo with everything from creepy crawlers, such as snakes, spiders and lizards, to soft and furry bunnies, goats and even a donkey. There were games, multiple craft stations, Halloween “tattoos,” two bounce houses, food vendors, an ice cream truck and more.

Wells was quick to point out that the association received lots of help from parents, teachers, area organizations such as the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, which donated rocks and supplies for the rock painting station, and prominent business people, like Real Living Cornerstone Realty owner Navona Hart, who provided monetary support.

A great time was had by all.