Alligators, moonwalks and car washes were just a few of the treats at Augusta Christian Schools' Fall Festival last Saturday.
The annual event incorporated several different activities sponsored by various departments and clubs of the local private school to raise funds for the groups' needs.
Children bounced their way through the air-cushioned obstacle course, caterpillar crawl and moonwalk. The smell of funnel cakes and hot food filled the air in seemingly every corner of the school grounds. Horses of all sizes carried young ones on their backs. Animals from alligators to possums, courtesy of the Savannah River Ecology Lab, attracted the zoologically curious.
Adults had their cars washed by Augusta Christian high-schoolers raising money for missionaries. Car owners attended a silent auction or browsed the gift booths.
Smiling faces were everywhere at the packed festival.
"I think a lot of people showed up because there was a little bit of fun to be had by people of all ages," said Bonny Baxley, a third-grade teacher at Augusta Christian and a coordinator of the festival.
Baxley said that funds raised from the family-oriented event are expected to be used for many things, from buying computer games to giving teachers more research materials.
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