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Bobby Ray to hold Boo-Fest Friday
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Ario Zadeh, a fifth-grade teacher at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary, receives a pie to the face during a previous festival at the school. Boo-Fest is set for this Friday beginning at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary will be having a spooky good time full of games, food, a talent show, silent auction and the crowning of Miss and Mister Bobby Ray.

This Friday, Oct. 25, Bobby Ray Elementary will be the site of bootiful fun for students, teachers and the public alike during the school’s annual Boo-Fest.

“We hope to see a lot of goblins and spooks come out,” says principal Monti Hillis. “Boo-Fest is always a great time.” 

The event begins at 5 p.m. on the football field, where an inflatable bouncy house, ring toss, mini putt-putt, a pumpkin carving contest and many more games and activities will be held with a Halloween twist.

Participants can buy a wristband for admittance to all of the games on the field for $5. Face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, chili and chili dogs will be available for a small additional fee. 

“We have some famous chili makers on our staff,” says teacher Landon Lopez of the chili which will be served.

At 7:15 p.m., a talent show involving both students and staff will take place in the gym. Teachers will be performing skits of famous TV sitcoms, such as “The Golden Girls” and “Hee-Haw” and more. The talent show will be followed by the crowning of Miss and Mister Bobby Ray and the prince and princess.

Costumes are encouraged but aren’t mandatory to enjoy the fun. All proceeds will go back to the school for needed supplies, including new technology and playground equipment. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be moved indoors. 

Bobby Ray is located at 504 North Chancery Street.