Fall Festival is Around the Corner!

WOW!!   Just 10 Days Away... !!

Friday, September 30, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday, October 14

Bring your family to school for one of the most exciting Maggie Walker events: The Fifteenth Annual MLWGS FALL FESTIVAL:A Global Celebration sponsored by our PTSA.

You are cordially invited for delectable food and treats with an international flair, spectacular music, entertainment, and lots of fun games and crafts while you mingle with old friends and make new ones! Best of all, you’ll be supporting more than 50 MLWGS clubs and organizations!

Fall Festival Is On Facebook Check out the Fall Festival Event on Facebook: “Fall Festival 2011 Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School,” or click the link http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260918160586778. Then RSVP to receive important messages and updates.    And don’t forget  to invite your friends!

Calling All Fall Festival Volunteers - We Need You!
Why not make your 2011 Fall Festival experience more memorable? Get involved! Contact Jo Anne Kaperick at mwgffvolunteers@aol.com or 323-7448 to find out how you can help with the event. Volunteers are needed for coordination, setup, drink sales, decorations, and cleanup. Don’t forget, we always need volunteers who like to wear tool belts, love to work with power tools, and know how to use them. See below for details ...

Set Up: We are looking for those handy men and women who know how to use power tools. If you fit this description, come out on Friday morning, September 30, to help build the stage, move heavy objects (generators, full coolers, etc.) decorate, tape electrical cords and set up tables, chairs, etc. for the club booths. Set up is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 30.

Take-down: Strong guys are needed to dismantle the stage from 9:00 pm until 10:00 p.m.  Volunteers will also be needed to move tables, take down tents, and generally clean up the area. Take-down will be from 8:00 -  ? p.m. This is a great opportunity for kids to get volunteer hours!

Money Counters: Twelve people are needed to count money from booth sales. Hours for this important job will be from 7:30 until about 10:00 p.m.

Security: Men are needed to monitor the cafeteria from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Security will also be needed around the stage from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

If you are available to volunteer for any of these positions or have any questions, please contact Jo Anne Kaperick at mwgffvolunteers@aol.com or 323-7448.

Equipment STILL Needed for Fall Festival
The Fall Festival Committee is still urgently in need of the following items to borrow for the day of  the festival, Friday, September 30:
  • 15 large rolling coolers to hold drinks for sale at the Festival (capacity: 30 or more cans) – contact Kathy Myers at kathymyers76@gmail.com
  • 1 golf cart or any small quiet vehicle that can transport large, heavy items
  • canopies / pop-up tents
  • 3 generators with carts
  • heavy-duty outdoor extension cords, electrical splitters & strips
  • free-standing outdoor lights
  • hand trucks
 If you have any of the above items that we can borrow for the day, please contact Charlie Aldridge at charles.diaz.aldridge@comcast.net or call 794-3590. To loan coolerss only, contact Kathy Myers at kathymyers76@gmail.com. Thank you!

NEWSFLASH!  Fall Festival Seeks Sponsors
Sunbelt Rentals has offered outdoor lights at a significant discount for our fabulous Fall Festival stage and booths, but the PTSA needs your help to make it a reality! We are seeking families to contribute and help offset the cost of these rentals as well as the cost of the sound technician.

Donors may contact Fall Festival PR Coordinator Jennifer Tarry at jennifertarry@verizon.net or Festival Chairperson Ann Majors at a070904@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping to really LIGHT UP Fall Festival 2011-12!