MHS hosts first annual Fall Fest

Ethan Ragsdel, Writer

On Friday, Nov. 15 MHS held their first annual Fall Fest. The Fall Fest is a community event open to anyone in the community to come to the high school and support the schools club. Clubs signed up to participate in the event ahead of time, and made up a game or different activities to attract people to their booth to earn money. 

Parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages came out to MHS to support the first time event. Tickets were sold for one dollar per ticket, and tickets could be used at any booth/game the people chose to play. The juniors and freshman girls also played the “powder puff” game that wound up in a junior victory.

Newspaper and yearbook made a game of pumpkin bowling for their booth on Friday. Pumpkin bowling is a non-traditional take on classic bowling, where instead of a round ball to roll, contestants used a rough and bumpy pumpkin to knock down the pins. Spanish Club decorated their own cookies and sugar skulls. The MESA club made s’mores, YEP club painted pumpkins and NHS did a cake walk. Student Council sold hot chocolate and hot cider. NAHS did a coin toss and face painting. The Life Group did a corn toss and FFA did hayrides.

Thanks to Daphne Boggs, the whole event was possible. Boggs said “ We were challenged in student cabinet to find a way to improve school climate, so we chose to give all of MHS clubs an opportunity to fundraise as well as give the community a fun, family-friendly event. Student Cabinet had to contact all of the food trucks and discuss it with the administration before they could pull this event off.”

Boggs said “It went over much better than we could’ve anticipated and we’re excited to continue it next year.”