Boo Fest 2017

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With Halloween only days away, the Villa di Maria crew came together once again for its annual Boo Fest celebration this past Saturday. Despite very cold weather, we had a great turnout! Don’t miss all the photos from the fun event below.

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We were all thrilled to host Boo Fest back on our school campus this year. Not only was there plenty of room for kids to run and play, but the feeling of being “home” again made the event even more special.

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Families arrived to rows and rows of pumpkins, plus the sight of three large inflatable inflatables that fit perfectly in the new playing fields. The children actually gasped when they caught sight of it all! And because of the cold temperatures, there was a wonderfully cozy fire pit to warm up next to.

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Little siblings were so cute in their costumes! From farm and zoo animals to unicorns, historical figures, and Disney characters, the littlest members of the Villa di Maria family brought their Halloween A-game!

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The inflatables were a huge hit (both literally and figuratively):

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There was face painting by the lovely Upper Elementary children volunteers…

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… and pumpkin painting and other crafts overseen by some very patient parent volunteers!

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A couple of the coolest homemade costumes: Groot, with Lower Elementary student Marley inside (above); and a cupcake, made by Upper Elementary student Kaitlyn (taken off for better face-painting mobility below).

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Even the Guides and Aides dressed up! A very good witch:

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And a very sweet gator:

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And, much to the surprise of the freezing parents, most of the children went for it with the Kona Ice truck!

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We must thank the parent volunteers who tirelessly barbecued for the masses in order to help the good cause: the MMUN fundraiser. Families were treated to delicious burgers, chicken, or veggie burgers, in addition to a whole lot of hot chocolate! The Upper Elementary managed to raise a great amount of money. Thank you to all who supported this cause – it is a noble one which we will cover in greater detail in another blog post.

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Also a big thanks to the heads of the Parent Association, Kathy and Tami, who pulled it all together, like they do so well!

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There was also music and dancing, and lots of smiles!

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Thank you again for an unforgettable celebration, and here’s hoping that you have a very Happy Halloween tomorrow!