Fall Festival on Saturday at West Park
The West Park Elementary (WPE) Fall Festival has grown to become one of the Lake County School District’s most anticipated events, with over 500 people attending last year. This year, the festival will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 3 – 7 p.m. at WPE. The event is sponsored by the WPE Parent Teacher Network and organized by Bunny Taylor.
This is Taylor’s 10th year coordinating the event which includes everything from carnival games to Plinko, a dog tag making booth, Skeetball, and a bouncy house for the kids. And the rest of the family really enjoys the Silent Auction – this is a GREAT place to do some early holiday shopping because the items are usually superb for this sale. And there’s the scrumptious Cake Walk – nothing like a homemade Leadville goodie!
Tokens for the games, food and activities are .50 each and can be bought in bags of $5.00 or individually.
“The event doesn’t make a whole lot of money,” explains Taylor. “We do it more as an activity that everyone can afford.” Nice!
This year there will be a concession stand with hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, soda and candy.
This family-fun event brings an extra special touch as the older kids come back to help put the festival on for the younger kids.
“I have a lot of high school students who volunteer to work booths,” says Taylor. “which is nice because they remember coming to the event and now those (older) students are coming back to help.” It also helps tally the community service hours required by high school students.
So be sure to mark your calendar and then make a plan to attend this Saturday, October 13.
Also, if you are interested in donating anything to the silent auction or if you have time on Saturday to help with a booth, Bunny still has some time slots that need to be filled. You can contact her at West Park or call 719-486-8742 or 719-486-6890.