By Pam Hensley
Leicester – With an amazing sunset on a cool fall Friday night (Oct. 18), many in the Leicester community could not find a better way to spend their evening than to be at Leicester Elementary School’s Fall Festival. About 400 area families, which added up to about 1,000 people, attended the event.
Amy Vaughn, coordinator for the event for the last seven years, stated the main goal for the festival was to bring the children and community together for a great night of fun and fellowship. Vaughn also noted that this was the first year for the vendors to attend and set-up for the event. Vendors included a mixture of children’s clothing, crafts, jewelry, Tupperware, and more. The new vendor’s section was a hit and one that was enjoyed by many.
Children enjoyed many different games, but seemed to enjoy the cakewalk that took place several times during the night in order to get enough winners for all the different cakes that were present. But the biggest attraction seemed to be the Dunkin’ booth, in which turns were taken trying to sink each of the participants.
Also fun were several inflatables by Asheville Inflatables. Children and adults were entertained with music by DJ Ray, and a magic show performed by Eric Schweitzer. Kenny Buckner and his BBQ provided the main food items. Vaughn also stated that any money raised would directly be used for the benefit of Leicester elementary school and the students who attend. This was a free event and everyone was welcome.