Fall Festival needs community support
Port Aransas youth will be treated to the biggest fall festival ever, according to PTO president Jenni Kite.
Sponsored by the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), the H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s fall festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, beginning with the traditional costume parade at 1 p.m. from the school’s parking lot.
Kite said big plans are underway for this year’s event, but the PTO is still in need of donations to cover the cost. Only onethird of the goal funding had been reached at press time and organizers are hopeful for more donations, no matter how small. Kite said every penny helps.
Donors will have their names placed on the rides and will receive recognition in an advertisement in the South Jetty, according to Kite. Donation forms may be found on the South Jetty’s Web site, www.portasouthjetty.com. Under the news menu bar on the left, click on Forms, then select the Fall Festival form. The form may be downloaded, printed and completed and given to Kite. She can be reached at (361) 385-6538. Donations should be made as soon as possible.
Donations will help pay for the addition of carnival rides and attractions. Plans are to bring a carousel, ferris wheel, giant BMX slide, fun house, toddler swings, sand storm ride and a victory course. As in past years, a moonwalk, free games, cakewalk, haunted house and a dunking booth also will be at the event. Port Aransas Independent School District superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty will take a seat in the dunking booth.
Also at the festival will be booths sponsored by area nonprofit groups selling cotton candy, sausage wraps, popcorn, sweets, balloons, face painting, hair feathers and more.