SADD club’s annual fall festival

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Samantha Morris

SADD club members running the Fall festival ticket booth.

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Wiregrass Ranch SADD club brought back their fall festival on Oct. 28. Many clubs including: FBLA, Bulls Nation, and Wiregrass Thespians participated in the event by hosting a booth to raise money for their clubs.

This year the festival had food trucks, a bounce house and inflatable obstacle course, various booths including a dunk tank, face painting, and many other carnival games.¬†SADD club sponsor, Gregory Finkle was impressed with the turn out for this year’s festival.

“This was probably the most successful fall festival we’ve ever had,” Finkle stated. “The turnout was fantastic and I believe that we had around 650-700 people, twice the amount of people that we’ve normally had.”

English teacher, Paula Berry, participating in the dunk tank. (Jaida Wilson)

For many faculty members it was a chance to bring out their children to a school event they can participate in.

“My sons love coming to where I work and meeting my students,” English teacher, Ashley Swain explained. “This was a great event where they could interact with them while also having a blast.”

Many clubs were excited to build booths for the students and kids to enjoy.

“We went to the dollar tree to find supplies for our booth,” senior Samantha Morris explained. “Once we saw the eye balls we knew we had to create a fun game with them- and that’s how the Cauldron of Eye Balls came to be.”

SADD club president, Chloe Salerno, was excited to participate in the festival this year.

“This year we wanted to do the fall festival again to bring back the tradition and that’s what motivated us,” Salerno explained. “The message behind the fall festival is to promote having fun and being safe and the fall festival is a great way to spread that message.”