Thursday, October 5, 2017

Johnson Elementary School Hullabaloo Festival THIS SATURDAY


What better way to spend your Saturday than at the Johnson Elementary School Hullabaloo Festival.  This annual PTO-sponsored event not only puts the “fun” in fundraiser but it also raises a significant amount of money that directly benefits the students of Johnson Elementary through technology upgrades, enrichment programs, and cutting edge teaching tools to aid in the learning process.  The Fall Festival takes place tomorrow, October 7, from 10 am to 5 pm at Johnson Elementary School.  Full disclosure, along with Johnson parent Liz Zaebst, this author co-chairs the event; however, the author would DEFINITELY still go even if not the chair.

This year promises to return some of the best features from prior years and to showcase new, exciting, and fun activities.  Rain or shine, there will be a ton to do for everyone.

Children’s Activities:
Multiple bounce houses will be available throughout the day and even if it rains, one bounce house will be set up indoors for use.  All-day bounce-house bracelets are available for purchase, $10 per child.  Additionally, children’s games including ring toss, football toss, and many more games of chance will be setup throughout the schoolyard.  Tickets for the games are two for $1 and prizes will be won throughout the day.
Catapult Fun! 

Also, face painting, glitter hair spray, and temporary tattoos as well as other arts and crafts options will be available for children.

Finally, the pumpkin catapult will be returning this year on the back playground.  This new activity from last year was a huge hit as children (and adults alike) were able to send pumpkins careening across the playground to smash them on a target.  Fun for everyone!

Pumpkins headed our way!
Adult Activities:

There will be many opportunities to get a leg-up on holiday shopping with the Silent Auction items held for sale this year.  Some items include FC Cincinnati tickets and an autographed game ball, passes for four golfers at Highland Country Club, 50% discounts for Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets to anywhere the airline travels, ballet tickets, Bosom Ball tickets, Perfect North Slopes passes, and more!  Once again, the auction will be entirely online so even if you cannot attend, you can still bid by going to: http://hullabaloo.gesture.com and viewing the items from there.  The auction will close at 4 pm.

Also available for purchase will be books, CDs, DVDs ranging in price from 50¢ to $2, plus bag options for $10.  There will be board books, beginning readers, chapter books, reference books and puzzles/activities for kids.  For adults, there is fiction, non-fiction, reference, cookbooks and more, depending on donations.

Additionally, the major raffle drawing will see one lucky person win $1,000.
Silent Auction

Food Options:
Starbucks coffee will be available throughout the morning as well as plenty of baked goods for purchase.  There will be a fun cakewalk, which will present you with the chance to win a homemade baked good.  Also, concessions and lunch will be available in the Johnson cafeteria with many delicious options.

Remember, the best reason to come out and have a GREAT TIME is to invest in the future of all of our children.  So, be sure to stop by Johnson Elementary school on Saturday October 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; play some games, buy a cake, bid on the silent auction of your choice, and go home happy knowing your dollars make a difference in a child’s education.


Hullabaloo would not be a success without its sponsors. Please thank and support our sponsors below:

Dr. David Rider, 
Stull Orthodontics, 
Dr. E Keity McLaurin DMD, Dr. Bert Bathiany, IV, DMD, Gruelle/Dempsey Orthodontics, Clay & Kathy Beekley, Executive Transportation Inc., 
Ft Thomas Lions Club, The Shaffer Family, Edelweiss Academy, State Farm, Tracy Davis, Norah Wade and Elena's Papa and DG, The Browning Family, Kessling Financial Group, Ortho Cincy, Voltage, Ft. Thomas Drug Center, Document Destruction, Michelle Esselman Story, DMD, And thanks to the Duke, Simpson, Elkins, Boehmer, Fahlbush, Gracey, Huber, Meyers, Richey, Silverton, Stevie, Surrey and Zaebst Families.

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