Parmer gears up for Fall

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 25, 2004


By Rick Couch

With fall comes fall festivals and W.O. Parmer Elementary School is no exception. On Tuesday Oct. 26 W.O. Parmer will hold their annual Fall Festival from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Greenville High School football field.

The festival, which is put on by the teachers of W.O. Parmer, will give citizens of Greenville and Butler County a chance to have fun while helping the school's fundraising efforts. The Fall Festival will keep all those in attendance busy with a variety of fun activities. Some will even come away with prizes.

W.O. Parmer kindergarten teacher Jean Bauer, who also helps head the Fall Festival, said a fun time is being planned for all.

"We want everyone to come out and have a good time," Bauer said. "We will have a lot of fun activities and lots to do."

Bauer said some wonderful prizes are being offered for raffles.

"We will give away a smoked turkey from Bates," Bauer said. "We will also give away a basket of Mary Kaye products."

In addition to the raffles the school will be having a Coke sale. Cases of Coke products, which will include 24-24 ounce drinks, will be sold for $13.

Children will also compete in a costume contest. There will be winners from each age group with each winner receiving a trophy.

In addition to this contest, Halloween royalty will be crowned.

"We're also having Halloween King and Queen," Bauer said. "There will be one for each classroom. "

Admission for the festival will be $2 for adults and $1 for school aged children. Children under two years old will be admitted for free. Tickets will be 50 cents.

Hot dogs, cotton candy, candy apples and coke products will also be available.

The festival will have games throughout the stadium including a moon walk, cake walk, two liter soft drink toss, basketball, cupcake walk, fish pond, face painting, duck pond, hula hoops and sack races.

Two bicycles will also be raffled for a boy and girl and a costume made cake by Whitman Kramer.

You do not have to be a parent, or family member of a W.O. Parmer student to attend. The festival is open to everyone and most importantly, is for a good cause.

For more information please contact Jean Bauer or the office of W.O. Parmer Elementary School at 382-8720.