Fall Festival at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School
Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School (Hood River, Ore.) teachers welcomed former and current students, friends, relatives, church members and the community to the annual Fall Festival on Nov. 5, 2011.
Each teacher operated a game or food table at the festival, competing to raise funds for their classroom. Based on the sales from each booth, proceeds were divided among the teachers for classroom supplies and projects.
Elaina Mathisen, kindergarten teacher, sold haystacks with assistance from teachers' aides Lisa Esquival and Joyce Gallentine. Stacey Duffield, first- through fourth-grade teacher, sold desserts and bottled water, while Peter Hardy, principal and ninth- and 10th-grade teacher, sold milkshakes with his wife, Elizabeth. Aileen McLean, retired Home and School leader, and her husband, Orlin, provided corn dogs, and John Woodruff, school treasurer, sold tickets for the purchase of food and game play.
Youth of all ages joined in the many games, which included a jailhouse, a scarecrow beanbag toss and throwing darts at balloons. But what captured the greatest interest was the huge, blue bounce house operated by Bobbi DeWeber, fifth- through eighth-grade teacher, in which participants could crawl up to the interior, run around inside a little bit, then slide down the hatch and out.