Story by Taylor Moore
Boyd Christian School is having its annual Applefest this Friday, Oct. 30. The festival will start at 3 p.m. with games, inflatable attractions, concessions, a bake sale and silent auction. A chili supper will start at 4:30 p.m.
Applefest has been a long-running event at Boyd for at least 20 years. It was started by a group called the Ladies Auxiliary for Christian Education or LACE. Though the group no longer meets, the festival still continues.
“As with any festival, it’s to raise money,” said Boyd principal Donna Newby. Boyd, being a private school, must have fundraisers to remain open.
Each class has created a basket for the silent auction which is running on the event’s Facebook page until Applefest begins. Then, the auction will be in the gymnasium until 6 p.m.
The basket made by the seventh-graders is “All Things Chocolate” which consists of treats that are made of, you guessed it, chocolate.
The second-graders have a Girls Night basket with makeup brushes, lotions, and also chocolate. The freshman class has probably the biggest item in its Sports Fan basket with three Titans football tickets with a parking pass included.
Games will be held in each of the classrooms. For precaution, you can only enter through the outdoor entrance of the classroom. Principal Newby said, “We’re trying to keep the crowds out of the hallways.”
Outside seating will be available for the chili supper and concessions. Everyone is urged to keep a safe social distance.
Boyd fourth-grader Elijah Reed, when asked his favorite thing about Applefest, said, “I think it might be the bouncy houses.”
Eighth-grader Mary Jo Mingle agreed when asked what she was looking forward to, “Like every year, I like climbing the big inflatables.” She added, “It’s a time we can get together and have no stress.”
Applefest will begin after school on Friday, Oct. 30 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at F.C. Boyd Christian School on Morrison Street. It’s open for all ages and wristbands for unlimited games and inflatables will be available.