Thanks to the support of the entire Maggie Walker community, as well as friends old and new, the 17th annual Fall Festival was a tremendous success! Attendees enjoyed great food, entertainment and weather. Here’s Fall Festival by the numbers:
- More than $15,900 raised for MW student groups
- 57 school clubs, classes and organizations
- 100+ young participants in the new and free Kid Zone
- 130+ adult volunteers
- 20+ student volunteers (not including at the booths)
- Dozens of donated tables, coolers and other tangibles
Congratulations to the Class of 2015, which won the Best Decorated award for their over-the-top display, and the Drama Club, which won the Most Creative award for using costumes to attract patrons.
Many thanks to the business sponsors, which provided cash donations, allowing for clubs to realize greater profits: $500 from PatientFirst and $250 each from State Farm, Finance for Churches, Lewis and Clark Leadership Camps.
Thanks also go to the following individuals and businesses for donations of time, talent and products: Charles Aldridge, Mike Camet, Dave Dembicer, Kris Lyons, Jeff McGee, Karl Von Klein, Kerry Mills, Phil Tharp, Hal Waller, Bill Yates, BSN Sports (formerly Dixie Sports), Container First Services, Kroger (Broad & Lombardy), Richmond City Police, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Governor’s School Foundation, MLWGS Security & Maintenance, MLWGS Cafeteria staff, MLWGS Photography Club, all MLWGS parent and Kid Zone volunteers.
Thanks, too, to the Fall Festival committee. Co-Chairs: Susan Akers, Kristen Vithoulkas; Booths: Kristen Vithoulkas; Clean-up and Take-down: Julie Fegler; Community Outreach: Trish Edinboro; Drinks: Mary Call; Entertainment: Cara Metz, Samantha Mier; Publicity/Communications: Paula Chambers, Marianne Stack; Security: Michele Nelson; Set-up Logistics: Mike Normansell, Mark Moore; Signs: Geneva Briggs; Tickets:Jewel Caven, Jenny McGrath; Volunteers: JoAnne Kaperick, Fran DiCicco, Dave Dembicer; PTSA President: Jane Scheibe; PTSA Treasurer: Kathleen Fulton; PTSA VP of Events: Valerie Adams; MLWGS representative: Hal Waller.
It takes the work of many parents, teachers and staff to make the Fall Festival the success that it is. The committee will hold a planning meeting in April to lay the groundwork for Fall Festival 2014. Those interested in volunteering please contact Kristen Vithoulkas (firstname.lastname@example.org).