Falling in love with a fall festival – SCHOOLS

FALL FESTIVALS pass on a tradition from one generation to the next. Just ask Eric Jeffcoat, the principal of Windsor Elementary School.

“It brings back good memories, and that’s part of the reason I enjoy it,” said Jeffcoat, who has two children enrolled at the school where he works. “I look back at when I was a child.”

Like most, his school’s festival is sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization in a joint effort with faculty and staff.

Jeffcoat estimated about 400 people – including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – attended last month’s festival.

“We’ve been doing it for years – an opportunity for families to come out and just have an enjoyable day as a family.”Caption:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY TRACY GLANTZ/TGLANTZ@THESTATE.COM Second-grader Darrion Wilson throws a foam javelin through hoops at Windsor Elementary’s fall festival.

RICH GLICKSTEIN/RGLICKSTEIN@THESTATE.COM Above: Children climbed aboard the Titanic, a huge inflatable slide at the Blaney Elementary School festival.

At right: Students won the opportunity to dress up their teachers as mummies in return for raising money for the library’s cache of Accelerated Reader books.

October 29, 2009  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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