Kids, families, and faculty celebrated autumn at Summit Charter School’s annual festival, SummitFest, held in mid-October. The annual fall festival is a fun-filled way for family and friends to celebrate fall with yummy food, inflatables, carnival games, a photo booth, dunk tank, prizes, face painting, and much more.
“SummitFest is our first community event of the school year and is a great way to kick off fall,” said SummitFest Committee Chair Kelly Greene. “It’s also a wonderful way to thank teachers and students for all their hard work so far. I think with everything that’s been going on in the world, the kids, teachers, and community deserve some fun!”
Pictured below is a glimpse of SummitFest 2021
SummitFest is held on the soccer field and lined with carnival games, a slew of giant inflatables on one end, and a variety of activities going on in the center. Greene said she received great feedback regarding the carnival-themed event and is excited for next year.
“Everyone had a blast,” said Greene. “I heard nothing but positive comments from students, parents and faculty. My only dilemma will be how to top it next year.”
Mixing it up a bit, Greene said they added several games and contests to the festival this year.
“We really wanted to make this SummitFest bigger than it had ever been before, but still keep its small-town charm,” she said. “We added contests like pony hop (hopping on giant inflatable ponies), hula-hoop, and treat walks; as well as all the carnival games. Thankfully, Carrie Snoey, a parent volunteer and event planner for The Club at High Hampton organized and let us borrow all of those amazing games.”
SummitFest is a longstanding annual tradition organized by Summit parents and is self-funded.
“We have a lot of talented parents at Summit with all sorts of wonderful skills and I think everyone really brought their strengths to make this event great,” said Greene.
She added a huge thank you to the sponsors who helped make SummitFest such a success.
“As a former event planner, I have always been used to working with a budget,” said Greene. “We had to get creative with this one and thankfully we had some wonderful sponsors who stepped in to help. I would like to thank all the amazing parents and Summit faculty members who volunteered their time as well as our sponsors.”
SummitFest sponsors include:
- The Club at High Hampton
- Whiteside Art Gallery
- Patriot Roof Cleaning & Property Management
- Cashiers Pump & Plumbing Supply
- Whole Life Market & Nectar Juice Bar
- Southern Fuel & Provisions
- The Dopazo Family
- Crawford Construction LLC
- The Snoey Family
- ScotLynn Yard
- The Cashiers Farmers Market
- Sugar Cloud Bakery
In addition to parents, sponsors and volunteers, Greene said this could not have happened without the SummitFest Committee.
“My SummitFest committee was beyond amazing,” she said. “They put a ton of work into this event, and I couldn’t have made SummitFest the success it was without Katie Bumgarner, Carrie Snoey, Jenn Douglass, Collins Zimmer, Ivy Cooper, Margaret Shutze, and Christy Curcuru.”
SummitFest was cancelled last year due to Covid.