Blue Ridge School and Early College were packed with costumed-clad families set for a night of Halloween fun at the annual Fall Festival on Friday. Inflatables, games, a haunted house, face painting, a wild-wacky-inflatable tube man; the festival pretty much had it all.
BREC Principal Tracie Metz said all proceeds from the Festival go towards the Parent Teacher Organization. The annual event is always held on the third Friday of October, and even though it landed on a teacher workday this year, BRS and BREC staff and students showed up to help out.
“This turned out amazing,” said Metz. “All our staff and teachers came to volunteer tonight even though it was a workday, and our students helped build the scariest and most frightening haunted house in the area. I’m so pleased everyone came out to attend tonight.”
The event was spearheaded by PTO President Elena Maria Alcantar who said the funds are used for a variety of projects requested by teachers, such as class-field trips. She said the night’s turnout was fantastic with a big show of support from the community.
“It turned out pretty good,” said Alcantar. “I liked putting it together and everyone has really come out and helped, it’s going really smoothly.”
She added it takes a lot of work to pull something like a Fall Festival together but said it’s worth all the effort involved.
“We do everything we can to make it more enjoyable to be at school for the kids,” she said. “We’re a big family and support each other, that’s just what we do here.”
Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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