Fall fest offers something for all ages

Published 11:11 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

Clanton Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival is hosted by the parent/teacher organization to benefit the school, but the event features something for everyone.

There will be games and a costume contest for children, performances by all CES students for parents, and a Bingo booth with hot chocolate, coffee and popcorn for other adults.

“It gets bigger and better every year,” said Shannon Langegger, event organizer and second grade teacher at CES.

The festival will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Clanton City Park, around the track and youth football field.

Activities will include a rock wall, inflatables, hay ride, tractor train, dunking booth, giant slide, game theater and various games.

Armbands will be sold for $10 and allow a child to participate in all the activities listed above, except for the game theater, which will be an extra $1.

All CES students will perform at the festival. Each grade level will present two songs. Kindergarten students will sing at 5:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., first grade at 5 and 6:20, and second grade at 6 and 6:40.

The performance center will also be the site of a costume contest, beginning at 4:15.
The entry fee will be $5 per person, and age groups will be determined based on participation.

Prizes and armbands will be awarded for cutest, funniest and most original costumes.
The festival will also be the site of a raffle for a $150 cash prize, a boy’s bicycle, a girl’s bicycle and a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses.

Tickets will be sold for $1 each.

Festival goers can also enter a drawing for a life size children’s playhouse.

Tickets for this raffle will be sold for $5 each, as they were at last week’s Chilton County Fair.
The drawing for the playhouse will be held on Dec. 4 at the school’s Breakfast with Santa event.

Bingo will feature prizes donated by local businesses.

2010 will mark the sixth year for the festival. Money raised benefits Clanton Elementary through the PTO.

Langegger said the goal this year is to raise enough money to install ELMO document cameras into every classroom at the school. ELMOs allow teachers to project a page of a document or textbook onto a screen at the front of the room.