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LAMS to hold annual fall festival

November 15, 2017
By ERIC DeVAUX (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

After a successful fall festival last year, one Lehigh Acres school will be doing it again with some additions.

The Lehigh Acres Middle School Fall Festival will take place on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, at 104 Arthur Ave. Everyone from the students to the community is invited to participate.

Susan Teston, the school's information specialist, urged residents to come out.

"Show your school spirit and support," she said. "Come out and have a lot of fun and eat some food."

Activities will include 22-foot slides, bounce houses, a dunk tank, duck pond, and basketball and football relays. They will also have a wrecking ball, which is a new addition to the festival.

The food will include barbecue chicken, beans, corn, hot dogs, hamburgers and nachos.

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For the event, $5 wristbands are available for students to participate in the activities.

Teachers, students and community volunteers will run the activities and distribute the food.

Teston estimated that over 1,000 people attended last year.

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If you go

What

Lehigh Acres Middle School Fall Festival

When

Nov. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where

Lehigh Acres Middle School, 104 Arthur Ave.

"We met our expectations," she said. "We met our goals."

To get it started, Teston needed to meet with the department chairs.

"They were excited about it," she said. "They thought it was a great idea to help raise money for the school, so the kids could do more things."

The festival serves as a fundraiser for the school.

"It helps us fund educational and academic needs that are not generally covered by district funding," Teston said, adding that the monies also pay for things like ice cream and socials for the students.

"It helps them, kind of things," she said. "Teacher appreciation days, student appreciation days, what they call 'positive attitude' for kids."

Teston noted that the festival also helps to bring the community together.

"We try to get as much community involved as we can," she said.

According to Teston, the students have been looking forward to the event.

"They get hyped," she said. "It boosts their moral a lot."

 
 

 

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