By Will Sohn
The fall season is filled with many notable school events like fall sports games, spirit weeks, and the homecoming dance. Perhaps there is no fall event at CR North, however, quite as refreshing as Fall Festival. On Saturday, October 12, the annual Fall Festival had another great success for CR North’s 50 year anniversary.
The event included many school clubs, sports, and other local businesses and vendors. Clubs like FBLA and Science Olympiad as well as Scholar’s Bowl and different National Honor societies had stations and offered clothes, squash, foods, or games and activities for everyone to try. The senior auction and its items like gift cards to local food services, toys, a theater rental at Newton Theater, class rings, parking passes, or extra seats at graduation interested adults and students. Even the swimming team and football team had games and stations. Many of these groups make annual appearances, but this year people anticipated even more vendors and visitors because of CRN’s 50 year Anniversary.
Several FBLA officers who were running the FBLA school-store/CRN clothing stand shared thoughts about their involvement at the festival throughout their four-year high school experience and how this year’s event was different.
Jackson Meehan, a senior, remarked, “I have gone to Fall Festival for many years and this year’s festivities was truly the most enjoyable. Walking around to all the different clubs and business stands is always fun and something I always look forward to.”
Another senior, Tejas Banhatti, said, “I have been helping clubs at Fall Festival since freshman year. For the past four years, I worked at the FBLA booth selling the clearance section and this year I helped the newly-founded ASA club as well. I felt like this year was especially packed because the school advertised North’s 50 year anniversary.”
This was the second year I attended the event and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Walking around the lot and at the different clubs and businesses was very enjoyable for myself and other students to check out other clubs that I am not involved in or local businesses in the Newtown area that I was not aware of.
The Fall Festival is an excellent opportunity for advertisement, recognition, and fun for people of all ages. This yearly occasion ultimately promotes school spirit and cohesiveness between the students, clubs, sports, and Newtown community. Like most years, there were many great appearances from school student organizations as well as local businesses. Hopefully, next year continues to be just as great and even better.