Fall Festival This Friday!

Fall Festival returns this Friday from 4:00 - 8:00pm. This signature MLWGS event showcases the school’s strengths: creative and talented students; helpful and cooperative administrators and teachers; generous and enthusiastic parents; and a school spirit that is both genuine and immense.

All proceeds from the festival go directly to participating student organizations, which use these funds to support their activities throughout the year. The MLWGS PTSA sells soda and water at the festival to offset costs.

The 2013 festival will be bigger than ever, with more than 50 student groups offering tasty treats and clever activities. Plus, this year the festival includes a new free Kid Zone, where siblings and friends ages 10 and younger will find games and activities just for them! Additional changes include:

Ticket Sales
In order to simplify the handling of money at the festival, tickets will be used instead of cash. In-school ticket sales will be offered during lunch on Wed, Oct. 2, and Thurs, Oct. 3. All tickets – including those ordered in advance via form – will be available at the Will Call ticket stand, behind the festival stage.

Tickets may also be purchased during the festival at one of three ticket booths marked with balloons. Each ticket costs $1.00.

Thanks to the many MLWGS families who have already shared items that are needed to make the festival happen! The Festival still needs:
 - 2 pop-up tents
 - 15 tables (collapsible, 6’)
 - 8 wheeled coolers (32-can capacity, minimum)

Please e-mail volunteer coordinator JoAnne Kaperick (mwgffvolunteers@aol.com) to volunteer an item. Mark all items with  name and e-mail address, and bring them to the Bluestone Lobby.

New this year, a special effort is being made to welcome alumni of Maggie Walker High School and the Governor’s School. All alumni are encouraged to visit the alumni table to receive a special button. Everyone in the MLWGS community is asked to greet alumni and welcome them back.

Any person who is willing to volunteer should e-mail JoAnne Kaperick, the volunteer coordinator, at mwgffvolunteers@aol.com. Students are able to earn community service hours by volunteering in the Kid Zone during the festival or helping with clean-up at the end.

Thanks to those who have already signed up to volunteer! Please be on the lookout for detailed instructions to come via e-mail.

Be sure to check theFacebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/MLWGSFallFestival.

All photos courtesy of the MLWGS Photography Club.