Falloween Fest this weekend in Walkerton
WALKERTON — Fun, food and fundraising come together at John Glenn High School again this weekend for the third Falloween Fest Sept. 23 - 25.
“It’s business as usual here at the school as everything sets up,” said Glenn Principal William Morton. “Then for three days the festival takes over and it’s back to business as usual.”
The unique fundraiser brings in money for scholarships for Glenn students and has raised over $32,000 for the cause. It is also a unique way for the school to interact with the community.
“People from all over the area come in for the three days,” said Morton. “Last year we even met a couple from Pennsylvania who happened to be on a road trip and decided to stop by and had a great time. It’s really a great way for us to interact with all the residents around the area.”
The weekend kicks off with a parade on Friday with Miss Indiana serving as one Grand Marshall and WSBT meteorologist Erik Larson as the other.
“Given the weather report we’re hoping having a meteorologist here might help us out,” said Morton with a laugh. “Really both of our Grand Marshall’s are young adults who wanted to be part of this event because they believe in the cause - raising money for scholarships.”
And rain or shine there will be plenty of activities.
“We have both indoor and outdoor activities and our carnival midway,” said Morton. “It looks like sweater and cider weather and that’s part of the whole celebration of fall.”
New to the festival this year will be a Saturday fireworks display, and an antique car cruise in the same day to go along with favorites like the homemade food items and the giant garage sale.