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Trafalgar Elementary and Middle School Fall Fest Friday

By Staff | Oct 8, 2019

The community is invited to the Trafalgar Elementary and Middle School Fall Fest this Friday, two hours of guaranteed fun for kids and families alike.

The Fall Fest will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, at the Trafalgar Elementary School bus ramp, 1850 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral.

“It’s very well attended. Between both schools we usually have several thousand, between parents and students,” Trafalgar Middle School Assistant Principal Kevin Beckman said.

Trafalgar Elementary School Principal Secretary Darlene Martin said they have been holding the festival, which always draws a big crowd, for the last 14 or 15 years.

Both the elementary school and middle school contribute fun activities for the community to participate in at the event.

Martin said they will have a haunted house, bounce houses, an obstacle course, a slide and face painting for the kiddos.

“Each grade level has their own booth for the kids to play and they win prizes,” she said.

Some of the games include a ring toss to win a bottle of soda, or pulling a numbered duck out of the water to win a specific prize.

A cake walk is also among the activities the elementary school is providing. Martin said it is similar to musical chairs, the last person still standing wins the cake.

She said the city of Cape Coral will have its fire trucks and ambulance on the premise for the families to see.

In addition, a silent auction will take place with donated baskets from the elementary school parents. The raffle is being held to raise funds for the fifth grade students, who will take a trip to the marine lab in the Keys for a few days.

Beckman said the middle school will contribute inflatables — a bungee spider jump, inflatable obstacle course, giant inflatable slide, bungee run and a ninja warrior jump inflatable wall.

The middle school clubs are also getting involved. The Art Club will do face painting and the Newspaper Club will have a mini pumpkin painting for the kids. The Honor Society will man the hot coco, lemonade and corn hole booths.

The Builder’s Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, will have a booth as well with different games for the kids to play.

Food vendors will also be on premise, such as Wonderland Cookie Dough Company, Chick-fil-A and funnel cakes.

Tickets are 50 cents apiece and are used for everything at the festival — inflatables, games and food. The middle school will also have unlimited wrist bands for its inflatables for $20.

Both the elementary and middle school will also have a book fair available for those who attend.

Beckman said the money raised during the event on the middle school side will support the groups that have the booths, such as the Art Club and Builders Club.

“All the money will be returned to the kids in some way or fashion,” he said.

One of those ways is through the Positive Behavior Intervention Support program, which promotes positive behavior among the students, so they continue to do what is expected at school, Beckman said.

As staff sees good behavior, the student receives a positive mark in their planner. As those marks add up, the student receives special awards for their behavior.