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Fun for everyone at the DCSM fall festival

DCSM students, staff, friends and family enjoyed an afternoon catching up while hungry participants entered a pie eating contest and took a spin in the hamster balls.

By Lynne Marsala Basche; photos courtesy of DCS Montessori

The DCS Montessori School (DCSM) fall festival is an annual tradition for more than 20 years.  This year, students, teachers, friends and family were anxious to usher in fall along with all the fun a new season brings on a late August afternoon.   

More than 800 entry wristbands were sold, and this year’s highlight was the floating human-sized hamster balls.  Festival organizer Aimee Goodrich joked, “This year, the students may have gotten a little wet, but the teachers stayed nice and dry!”  New this year was a “pie in the face” fundraiser, and by the looks of participants’ faces, it was a fun addition!

Funds raised will go toward school improvements, including new elementary school playground equipment, completion of a middle school greenhouse and the school-wide conversion to energy efficient lighting.

“The cakewalk is my favorite thing at the festival,” noted fifth grader Hannah Goodrich.  “I was proud that I made a cake for the cakewalk this year, and I helped the school raise money and all the kids have fun trying to win cakes!”  Now, that sounds like a delicious endeavor!



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