PHOTO PROVIDED BY JODENE MANEUSE
Emma Maneuse gets a sneak peak of the haunted house
that is featured at the Anna Maria Elementary School
auditorium during Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 28.
By Tom Vaught
sun staff writer
HOLMES BEACH The Anna Maria Elementary School PTO
needs volunteers who dont mind getting wet for a good
Sandy Victor told the PTO moms and members of the Fall Fest
organizing committee who met for an update last week that
they have approached a several elected officials and other
dignitaries and nobody volunteered to go into the dunk tank,
which is sponsored by Air America. Some cited back injuries
and other ailments as the reason they could not sit in the
tank and go into the water when a customer tries to hit
a target with a ball. Each volunteer would serve a shift
and then be free to enjoy the rest of the Fall Fest.
The dunk tank is one of many fund-raising games and activities
that will be available at the Fall Fest, scheduled for Saturday,
Oct. 28, following a parade from Holmes Beach City Hall
to the school. Others include a rock climbing wall, an obstacle
course, a large slide and two bounce houses for pre-school
and younger or elementary school and older kids.
Kids will compete in a Halloween costume contest after they
arrive at the school in the parade. After that, its
fun and games on the school grounds.
New to the Fall Fest this year is a haunted house at the
auditorium and a "Kiss the Pig" event. Principal
Kathy Hayes will be one of those who will pucker with the
little porker for donations.
Each class will have a game booth outside for contestants
of all ages and there will be a bake sale inside the lunchroom.
The Fall Fest is one of the PTOs largest fund-raisers
and the proceeds go toward the many programs and projects
the group has to help the school students, teachers and
Tickets are on sale at the school for $1 each and there
is a coupon on them for a free cookie. Ticket holders also
have an opportunity to win free prizes from drawings to
be held at the event.
Parking will be limited and everyone is encouraged to park
either at city hall and walk down with the parade or use
the free Island Trolley, if possible.
If you would like to volunteer for the dunk tank, call Sandy
Victor at 228-5291.