Dear Pates and Fort Families,
We had such an incredible time at
our annual Fall Carnival! This is one of
those events that involves the entire community to come together to transform
Fort Washington into Carnival Central. As
one would make their way onto the Fort Washington campus, one would be greeted
by warm smiles under a balloon arch. Corn
stalks lined the walkway towards the center of the campus that was filled with
food vendors from Jamba Juice, churros, pizza, potato on a stick, barbeque
tri-tip and burgers, to freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Silent auction items beautifully wrapped and
decorated on display in our multipurpose room.
Shopping vendors proudly displaying their specialized crafts. Game booths covered the grounds on our
blacktop while the inflatables and rock wall were captivating our daring
participants of all ages. Even our local
fire department had a fire truck out on display.
On the entertainment side, our
Kindergarten students proudly performed their songs and poems. Our pep and cheer showcased some school
spirit. Reptile Ron brought some cool
animals to check out. Even Miss Fresno
joined us for our festivities! She rode
around the Fort Washington campus on a bicycle that was being raffled off at
the auction and showed off her throwing skills at the dunk tank. No matter what direction you were facing, one
would see the smiles and excitement of our children. And, this is why we do what we do.
Your involvement in helping with
the donations for our cake walk, granny booth, and silent auction to your
donated time in running classroom booths, organizing and wrapping silent
auction items, and moving haybales, tables, exterior stage, assisting with
set-up and break-down are what makes our Fort Washington community so
special. It is our collective commitment
to service that allows our children to have amazing experiences such as our
Fall Carnival. This event is as
successful as it is because of you. Thank
you! Thank you! Thank you!
Pates are GREAT!