Hixson Fall Festival Oct. 28 To Benefit Hixson Schools

Friday, September 8, 2017

Children and adults will enjoy a full day of family fun at Dupont Elementary, 134 Hixson Pike, on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to raise money for school and classroom improvements.  

This fall festival will have food, activities, crafts, and games for all ages, including:  inflatables, face painting, kiddie train, and health, wellness, and educational programs sponsored by YMCA YFit Mobile.  

"Join the fun at noon for a Dog Costume Contest followed by a Stroller Parade.  So decorate that stroller and join us.  Kids are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes.  Admission and parking are free and tickets for activities and food are $.50 each," officials said.  "Local volunteers include schools and businesses that join our sponsors in promoting education in the Hixson community."

Friends of Hixson President David Queen said, “This festival is a great way for our community to have some fun while supporting our schools.  Our organization sees this as another opportunity to promote Hixson as a great place to live, work, and play.”



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