HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Elementary School is making preparations for its first school- sponsored Fall Festival this Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. “We have had fall festivals in the past, but this is the first time, even since I have been at Haleyville Elementary, that we have hosted our own fall festival here,” noted Elementary Principal Christy Bice. The fall festival will actually be a fundraiser for the elementary school. One ticket can be purchased for $1, giving access to one booth, Bice explained. Multiple tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate, including 15 tickets for $10 or an armband for $10 for unlimited access, Bice explained. The event will either be in the back parking lot of the elementary school or in the school gyms, depending on the weather. This will leave the front lot open for parking, as those attending can walk through the elementary building to access the activities, either at the back parking lot or gymnasium area, Bice explained. Funds raised from the fall festival will be placed in the elementary school’s general fund, which is used for such items as custodial supplies, classroom supplies to professional development. Teachers throughout the elementary school have been designing different booth ideas, with tons of games, inflatable slide, concessions for sale and icees. Teachers will be partnering together, with two teachers operating a booth, which will include a variety of games, activities such as photo booth with Leo the Lion, face painting, basketball throw, slime station and other carnival type games. “There will be tons for kids to do, so we are looking forward to everyone coming out, having a good a time,” Bice said. The festival is open not just to the elementary students and parents but the entire community, according to Bice. “This will give a good idea at how we can make it better in the future,” she said. “Our community is so great about supporting us, so this is something that our teachers and our staff members, they got together and created their own booths. We’re working on that as a team here,” Bice said.
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