The Norwalk Elementary PTO is gearing up to host its annual Fall Festival and Craft Show at the Norwalk Middle School, 34 Christie Ave., on Oct. 7, with a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival provides a variety of family fun activities for all students, families, and all members of the surrounding communities.
Students from Maplehurst, Pleasant, and League schools will begin selling raffle tickets on Sept. 18 as part of the main event for the festival. Businesses from Norwalk, Sandusky, Cleveland, Toledo, Port Clinton, and Columbus areas have generously donated several great prizes, in addition to the grand prizes of two 2018 Cedar Point platinum passes, family stay for four overnight at Kalahari, and two Ohio State tickets to the Nov. 19th game. Tickets can be purchased from any student K-4th grade and are $1 each or six for $5, or at one of these schools: from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Maplehurst parking lot; from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pleasant foyer; from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Maplehurst parking lot; and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at League parking lot.
The fall festival will host more than just a raffle. There are 50 vendors selling handmade crafts and more, games of skill for children, bounce houses, face painting, cake walk, pony rides, visits from the Norwalk Fire Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Norwalk Police Department, 50/50, teacher basket raffles, Chinese raffles, and more. In addition to all these fun things, we will have a full lunch counter at an affordable cost featuring sloppy Joes from Berardi’s Concessions, and shredded chicken from Catering By Design, as well as hot dogs and other items. Three vendors who are offering 10 to 50 percent of their sales back to the PTO will be Whispering Rain Farms and their pony rides. Snowie Shaved Ice and Lemon Shake Ups, and the favorite Corrigan Family Kettle Corn.
Proceeds from the festival go to Norwalk Elementary PTO. The PTO helps fund many different projects and activities around the school, including a teacher fund, father-daughter dance, mom and son dance, spring craft show, snacks for testing and other great events.
All community members are invited for a fun-filled fall day on Oct. 7. The Fall Festival is the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year.