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Family Festival Fun At Mesa Verde
Cupcake Walk
These two youngsters participated in a Cupcake Walk at the Mesa Verde Family Fall Fun Festival this past Friday which they won, getting to select a cupcake.News Photos By Virginia Still

The rainy Friday weather cleared up just in time for the Family Fall Fun Festival at Mesa Verde Elementary School, which had activities inside the gym and outside on school grounds with several kids in costumes and families on the scene.

The Parent Teacher Club (PTC) hosted the event that was filled with activities, games, prizes, a photo booth, hair painting, bowling, dime toss, ring toss, food, a Pumpkin Patch, and much more.

Volunteers including teachers, staff, parents, and high school students from Riverbank High School and Waterford High School helped run the booths and activities. Prizes were won including stuffed animals, toys, pencils, DVDs, and backpacks.

“I think it was a great success even though we had rain,” stated PTC President, Lizbeth Nisperos. “We had an awesome turnout. I believe we had about 400 people there at one point.

“We sold out of our food and we had 300 hot dogs.”

Funds raised at the festival will help send students on field trips and possibly purchase some instruments for the new music teacher.

“Everywhere I looked the lines were long,” added Nisperos. “Kids and parents were all playing the games. So from selling tickets to playing the games, handing out prizes, and selling food, everybody was very busy.”

There were several people in attendance and the event lasted for a couple hours with plenty of things to do.

“Everybody said that they were having a great time,” said Nisperos. “A lot of our volunteers mentioned that it was such a great turnout. By people’s expressions on their faces, I’d say we did a pretty good job.”

A standout moment for Nisperos was how well the high school students did running some of the activities and how hard they worked.

“I would like to take the time to say thank you to everybody who volunteered and all the businesses that donated to us,” expressed Nisperos. “We truly thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts. We do want this to be an annual event and we are hoping for next year to be bigger and better.”