By Julia Fischer
Each year as the leaves begin to change color and the temperature experiences a dip, Council Rock North holds its Fall Festival. Technically, it’s the event that leads up to the Homecoming Football Game (and, of course, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen). Yet, it’s so much more. It’s a way for the many clubs and activities at school to represent themselves, get involved with the community, interact with others outside of the clubs, and fund raise in the process.
There is a myriad of activity to capture one’s attention at the Fall Festival. To get the blood pumping, some clubs had games set up for people to try their luck and potentially win a prize. National Honor Society had its carnival games (football toss is a lot harder than one may think), and the swim team captains braved a deluge of water balloons thrown at them in order to raise money for their teams. The French Club even had tricycles for people to race each other.
Naturally, there had to be food in order to sustain the level of energy necessitated by the Fall Festival, whether one was working a booth or walking around to the various tables. The possibilities were endless: dirt pudding at the Science National Honor Society booth, bratwurst at German Club, pumpkin muffins and hot apple cider at National English Honor Society, crepes at French Club.
The Fall Festival was a wonderful way to get into the autumn spirit with the caramel apples and biting cold that awaited those who were there on October 17th. It was also a way to get into the school spirit. As senior Becca Segel put it, “The Fall Festival is great because you get to see how involved people are within the school community.”
As the tradition has been passed down for many years (some teachers still remember it from their days at Council Rock), it will continue into the years to come. Let’s just hope that next year, parkas and gloves won’t be needed to stay warm.