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Family-Oriented Fall Festival Benefits North Fork School

NORTHFORK – Families are invited to a fabulous Fall Festival at North Fork School on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in NFS Kennedy Hall. Admission is free and tickets for attractions and concessions will be sold at the door for 25 cents each.

Visitors can stroll through a patch where pumpkins are available for purchase from $1 to $5. Face painting, games, cake walk, silent auction and haunted house are lined up for the special night, sponsored by the NFS Parent Teacher Group (PTG).Principal Gayle Fain says the volunteer association is essential to the school.

“We couldn’t do what we’re doing without them,” Fain says of the PTG. “They help in so many ways, with fun stuff and supplies. They pay for the fine arts. Without them, there would be no plays and no music.”

Instead, students and families are treated to events like the Fall Festival, where volunteers put together a fun-packed program with something for everyone.

When parent Jennifer Casner picked up her cell phone to answer a few questions about the extravaganza, she was buying festival candy at the Dollar Store.

“Kids in the 7th and 8th grade help out by making banners and decorating,” says Casner, “and there are kids participating in the haunted house, dressing up as the monsters inside.”

A backdrop of scarecrows will be on site for DIY photo-ops. Refreshments will be available during the evening, clearly a community-wide effort.

“The 7th grade is doing hot dogs, nachos and drinks,” Casner reports. “Cakes for the cakewalk are from the North Fork Women’s Club who are also selling tickets for food and games at the front.”

Of special interest to hardworking parents, teachers and staff is the Silent Auction, featuring baskets with themes like “Date Night,” “Pamper & Spa,” “Family Game Night,” beauty, sports and more. All proceeds benefit the North Fork School PTG.

If you want to join in on the promise of fun, food, friends… and maybe a little fright, come by the Fall Festival on Friday. The frightfully delightful event takes place at 33087 Road 228 in North Fork.

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