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Johnson Elementary School Hullabaloo Festival | Saturday, October 13th

With the weather FINALLY turning to fall, it is time to officially welcome the season with this Saturday’s Johnson Elementary School Hullabaloo Festival.

This annual PTO-sponsored event raises a significant amount of money that directly benefits the students of Johnson Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon Elementary, through classroom aids, technology, enrichment programs, and other teacher-requested teaching tools to help the learning process.  The Fall Festival takes place October 13 from 10 am to 5 pm at Johnson Elementary School (full disclosure, the author is also the chair of the event but promises it will still be awesome!).

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 (weather-permitting).  All-day bounce-house bracelets are available for purchase, $10 per child.  Additionally, children’s games including soft drink 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, including every kid’s favorite- the cakewalk with special guest announcers!

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

While the pumpkin catapult has been retired this year, the pumpkin smash will return! Kids will have the opportunity to don their protective eye gear and smash pumpkins with a hammer, making as big a mess as they can!

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 four tickets to Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker AND backstage passes, passes for four golfers at Highland Country Club, Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets to Chicago, Bosom Ball tickets, be on the cover of Fort Thomas Living, and more!  Also, new this year, win an opportunity for your child to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime Johnson Elementary School groundbreaking ceremony! Once again, the auction will be entirely online so even if you cannot attend, you can still bid by going to: Hullabaloo Auction and viewing the items from there.  The auction will stay open one hour later to maximize the fun, closing at 5 pm this year.

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; tickets can be purchased during the event if you did not yet pre-purchase.

Food Options:
Baked goods available throughout the morning for purchase.  New this year, instead of lunch in the cafeteria, food trucks will be on site to provide attendees plenty of dining options with a portion of their sales donated back to Johnson!  So come hungry and feed the family at Marty’s Waffles, California Tri-Tip, and/or Packhouse. 

Be sure not to miss the one fall event that will have the whole town talking and some lucky ones winning!  So, be sure to stop by Johnson Elementary school on Saturday October 13 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; play some games, buy a cake, bid on the silent auction of your choice, maybe win $1,000 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:

2018-2019 Hullabaloo Corporate Sponsors

Dr. David M. Rider, DMD & Dr. E. Kelty McLaurin, DMD
Edelweiss Academy
Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc.
State Farm, Tracy Davis
Executive Transportation
The Gruff
Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell, Inc
Ft. Thomas Masonic Lodge #808
GreatForce Insurance Agents, LLC
Michelle Story, DMD
Tom Rechtin Heating & Air
Voltage, Inc

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