Symmes Valley parent-teacher group looks forward to fall festival

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

WILLOW WOOD - Fall is in the air and it will soon show at the Symmes Valley schools.

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the fall festival and many are looking forward to the annual community event.

The festival will be Oct. 22, at Symmes Valley schools. Games will begin at 3 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. The festival, sponsored by the Symmes Valley Parent Teacher Organization, has something for everyone.

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&#8221It's a really good community event,“ PTO president Lena Pancake said. &#8221It's a tradition.“

This year, Pancake said, they will be having an extra hour of games for the students. Along with games and prizes, the festival will offer inflatables, a cake walk and door prizes for adults, concessions and an auction that businesses and individuals have made possible.

The cake walk will also have at least two &#8221cake pinatas,“ filled with candy that students will be able to take a crack at certain times during the festival. Pancake, who makes the pinatas, said the students love them.

The junior high athletic boosters will also be having a jail to raise money for items such as uniforms.

The money is used to pay for field trips and educational materials used by the students.

&#8221Everything people spend at the festival will be money that goes back to the kids,“ she said.

Pancake, who also volunteers at the school, said they have a really good group of volunteers.

Everyone is invited to attend the festival, including students who attend other schools. Pancake said there is something for everyone and students from other schools always enjoy the festival as well. She also said it's a good opportunity to catch up with people you may only see this time of the year.

&#8221It's a very fun time for the kids and adults,“ she said.

If a business or individual would like to donate for the festival, they may contact the school at (740) 643-0022 or bring the donation to the festival.