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Anna Jarvis Elementary School Fall Festival

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Anna Jarvis Elementary School's Fall Festival has been a tradition for 40 years. The festival helps raise money for different events for the kids that happen throughout the year. Andrea Chambers is the Parent Teacher Organization President. She's been organizing the event for five years.

"What's special about today is we all get together and make sure the kids have a really good time. We keep the cost low, there's no cost to come in, there's no cost for the contests, and then our games are all a quarter a game. So we make it very affordable for everyone in the community," said Andrea Chambers, the PTO president.

Pin the nose on the pumpkin, Lucky Cluck and Plinko were just a few of the homemade games that were used at the festival. The Hall of Weird had pictures of everything from a five-headed snake to a two-headed cow. School students helped put the event together and helped pick out different prizes for the games.

"Like silly bands, tattoos or candy," said Emilie Coole, a fourth grader who helped put the games together.

One of the fundraisers for the Fall Festival is the pumpkin vote. It costs one penny to vote for your favorite pumpkin. Some other fundraisers at the event were Chinese Auctions, a book walk and concession stand. Even with all the hard work the students were just happy to see their friends having fun.

"Mostly seeing.. little kids and their happy faces. What they feel," Coole said.

The school is going to use the money for a field trip for the fourth graders to go to The Carnegie Science Center in the spring.