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Boyd Applefest serves up heaping helping of fall fun
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Pictured are students Zulina Reed, left, and Caroline Hankins tossing the fallen leaves in the front yard of Boyd Christian School.

Pumpkins, leaves, costumes and candy! It was everything you need for a fall celebration. 

Boyd Christian School’s annual Applefest on Friday was successful despite the changes due to the pandemic. Each game had plenty of participants from football throwing, ring tossing, tic-tac-toe and even a cake walk. 

Justin Spry, a student at Boyd, said his favorite game was “Pong Ball for Love” in Christie Love’s third-grade class. His favorite part of the day was the costume contest held during school hours.

Brothers Clayton and Job Keele had a sweet-tooth when buying from the bake sale. They had many options of cookies to choose from, but chocolate was the favorite. 

The chili supper served in the cafeteria was also favored by many, although it was difficult to pull the children away from the bouncy houses to go get a bowl.

The silent auction was competitive with parents and staff members bidding on their favorite baskets. First-grade teacher Erin Dunn favored the fishing basket which was worth up to $250. The Christmas basket looked the most popular with a lot of bids. The new Christmas tree is what drew the most attention from that basket. 

The bouncy houses and the games were the biggest hit with the kids. Many of them won prizes like toys, candy and cakes with the tickets they earned. Dunn said her favorite part of Applefest was “the excitement in the kids faces.” Dunn hosted the football throwing in her classroom which had a lot of children practicing for the playoffs.