Children galore ran inside and outside taking part in all of the many activities presented at the Applefest celebration at Boyd Christian School.
Event planner Emily Boersma made sure there were numerous fun games for the children. They enjoyed a fishing game, face painting, cake walk, ring toss, bucket toss, cornhole, duck game and toilet paper toss. Pioneer Pediatrics provided an inflatable slide set up in the gymnasium, with Homeland Community Bank providing a moon bounce inflatable.
“We are so thankful to the many people who donated items to the school festival,” said Boersma. “We had some wonderful silent auction items that brought great prices.”
Funds secured from the festival will be placed in the school’s general fund, providing needed items for the school.
A chili supper was available in the cafeteria, as well as a concession stand featuring cotton candy, chips, hot dogs, desserts and drinks. A delicious cupcake table was made available by a parent, who donated them for the occasion.
During the prior week, students participated in a scavenger hunt designed to help with supplies and needed items to put the festival on. Students received a wish list of scavenger items which were brought in to receive points for the child and their classroom.
Students gathered around an outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows and make S’mores with chocolate bars and graham crackers.