Fall Festival offers Halloween alternative at VV

November 5, 2019

The annual Fall Festival gave students and families the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a family friendly environment at the Valle Verde campus. 


This year the festival took place at the Americana Village on October 31, from 6 to10 pm.



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Sara Martinez and Jasmine Molina from DMSO, participating at the Fall Festival. 



The ticket booths opened early allowing festival goers to get a head start on the fun.


While temperatures were dropping that didn´t stop the people from enjoying a night outside.


The event had a variety of games provided by the student organizations, candy, food stands and a costume contests for the kids.


There were also fun activities for the older crowd such as pumpkin smashing, rock climbing and henna tattoos.


A big reason many of the school’s organizations like the Philosophy Club and the Chess Club where there was to fundraise for their future activities.


Some groups provided a variety of food options for attendees such as nachos and hot dogs.  
Other clubs provided the games such as corn hole, ring toss, and even a mechanical game that made you spin.


Besides all the fun activities was the costume contest, which is a staple of any Halloween event.


The contest was for children ages 0 to12. Many kids participated in the contest and some of them even combined costumes with their parents. 


While the contest was only for kids, that didn´t stop adults from wearing costumes of their own. 


They used their creativity to become a variety of characters including the Joker, the characters from the purge,

Aladdin, and even Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.


“There´s a lot of things for the kids to do here and it´s really safe that it’s in an enclosed environment.


There´s a lot of candy and a lot of clubs doing fundraising,” explained Sara Martinez, from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography department.


The fun family friendly environment drove many parents and their kids to the event. 


With accessible prices, good food and fun activities many people from the community got the opportunity to have a great experience.


“What I liked most about the festival was the people bringing their families, the experience of all the other clubs selling their products, being proud of who they represent and just everybody together as a community,” said Melody Lopez, member of the Art Society. 


People trick-or-treated among the booths and were eager to stand in long lines to get tickets. Even towards the end there were still many people having a good time at the Fall Festival. 


Many students thought the good environment and fun activities provided by the school helped make this festival as successful. 


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