Kimberly Park includes parents in annual event

Kimberly Park includes parents in annual event
November 25
00:00 2015

By Tevin Stinson

The Chronicle

More people than ever showed up for Kimberly Park Elementary’s Fall Festival last Thursday afternoon. The annual event`s initial purpose is to give students a chance to unwind and engage in unsuppressed fun with teachers and administrators.

Over the years the festival has become one of the schools most anticipated events. The festival always features a number of activities for students, such as festival games, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a petting zoo and much more.

The event that started as an event for students has grown into something much more.

This year’s festival featured a number of activities for parents as well, such as a voter registration booth, information on courses at Forsyth Tech, gift basket raffles, and heath screenings. Principal Amber Baker said she is a firm believer in supporting students, their families, and the community.

“Education is not just a singular emphasis,” she said. “Here we believe in total wrap around care whether it’s for the students or in this case, the adults as well.”

Baker said a number of student volunteers from Wake Forest Law School helped put this year’s festival together.

“The students from Wake Forest Law School were a big help with this year’s festival,” she continued. “They mapped out what the activities would be and worked with us to get everything set up.”

As the hallways, gym and cafeteria were filled with unbridled laughter and attempts at the latest dance craze, Baker mentioned that this was the largest crowd ever for the annual event.

“We typically do something on the smaller scale in the fall, but this has turned out to be bigger than the event we have in the spring,” she continued. “I am very excited to see such a large turnout.”

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