The Fall Fun Festival, an annual Parley's Park Elementary School event, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26. The event is sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Association group that works with the elementary school, and the festival will serve as a fundraising event to support PTA projects at Parley's Park.
The Fall Fun Festival will include Spook Alley, what PTA President Paula Higman called a cross between a haunted house and trick-or-treating. Spook Alley will offer two versions, one for toddlers and younger children and another for older children.
The festival will also have games and giveaways, including a cake walk and a fortune teller.
"I think it is a fun event for our kids and the community," Higman said, "to have that Halloween experience. We really put a lot into this. The kids help to decorate everything and it really is just a lot of fun."
Last year, the event raised more than $3,000. This year, the PTA plans to use the fundraiser money to buy new soccer equipment at the school, which will allow the school to incorporate soccer into its physical exercise programs.
"The event has been around for 10 years at least," Higman said, "and it's a big event at the school where the community is invited. The fundraising allows us to help supply teachers with materials and fund the after school program. But it is also just a fun event."
The Fall Fun Fundraiser runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and costs $10 per family, which includes the Halloween candy children can collect by dressing up and trick-or-treating. Higman said the event could still use volunteers and that those interested can contact her directly at 435-602-8228.