Fall is here and with it, McIntosh is hosting the annual Fall Festival for elementary age students. On Saturday, Oct. 26 in the McIntosh courtyard there will games, food, fun, and the satisfaction of helping a good cause. Money raised at the festival will be donated to the Royal Animal Refuge.
Business teacher, Allen Beall, and his students have been working to provide an enjoyable experience for kids all while learning essential business skills with hands-on experiences. Students have the responsibility of planning, advertising, and working in the event. Visitors can expect putt-putt, laser tag, an obstacle course and a jump house. With all of these fun activities “It will probably be the most fun you’ll have at McIntosh,” Beall says.
The Fall Festival at McIntosh has been a tradition for many years now. The purpose of the festival each year is to donate money to a charity. All proceeds from the festival are part of a charitable donation and this year the charity of choice by the students planning the festival was the Royal Animal Refuge. In the past the festival was, “one of the largest donors to Toys for Tots in the Fayette County area,” Beall said. The goal for this year is to increase profits by 10% from last year.
“There is a lot of misconception about teenagers in our community,” Beall says. He thinks that allowing students to participate in fun activities and work with children for a good cause can change untrue stereotypes. “I like to show you guys [teenagers] how good of people you are,” Beall said.
Parents enter free with the purchase of a child ticket of $10. With the purchase of a ticket, you gain full access to unlimited games, one face paint, and one pumpkin paint. All food and drinks are sold at an additional price. The laser tag and the haunted hall attraction are $2 each. It starts at 1 pm and continues until 5 pm.
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