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.