Kids of all ages as well as some parents enjoyed Friday night with some fun, laughter and games at Kennedy Middle School's fifth annual Fall Fest.
Although this event has been held before, this has been the best year yet, said Mary Kennedy, PTA president and event organizer.
“It is phenomenal. I'm shocked and amazed at the support of the parents and teachers,” Kennedy said. “The businesses have been wonderful with donations. We have raised around $2,000 in donations.
Kennedy explained why she believes this year has been better than others.
“This is the first year that we have had the Game Guys and laser tag,” Kennedy said. “There are new additions for this year, and the students are pumped. They have had a contest to see which class can raise the most donations, and whoever wins gets to play laser tag against the staff.”
Although this event has been the best yet, it doesn't just happen. There is a lot work that goes into making an event like this a success, Kennedy said.
“This is our biggest event, and we start working on it as soon as the school year ends,” Kennedy said. “So many parents have donated so much of their time. It actually makes me choke up a little because it's so outstanding.”
Along with laser tag and Wii games, there was also a rock climbing wall, an inflatable, a cake walk, musical chairs, fishing, silly putty and crayon making stations, corn hole, hair coloring, bowling and spin it to win it, which is similar to Wheel of Fortune.
“I am completely amazed and greatful for the support,” Kennedy said.
Staff photo by Melanie Herbold Margo Gore helps Matthew Scott make silly putty at Fall Fest on Friday.×
Staff photo by Melanie Herbold Sterling Murray jumps in the rope harness at Fall Fest at Kennedy Middle School on Friday.×
Staff photo by Melanie Herbold Local kids have fun on an inflatable at Fall Fest on Friday.×