From 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept.21, members of the Southwest Elementary school community gathered at the school for the annual fall festival.
"The event was very well attended by Southwest families and, as our only fundraiser of the year, quite successful at helping us meet our goal of $14,000,” said Lori K. Timm, Southwest PTA Communications. “Students enjoyed carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, a cake walk, and temporary tattoos. There was great ‘50s-inspired entertainment including a flash mob on the front lawn of students and staff dancing to ‘Let's Go to the Hop.’
“Everyone got into the Sock Hop spirit by dressing in poodle skirts with ponytails and leather jackets with slicked-back hair. Attendees also enjoyed an antique auto show, various vendors displaying their goods and services, and a full menu of good eats from Dixson's Diner. Proceeds from this annual event will be used to provide further technology enhancements to Southwest Elementary, a school originally built as a high school in the early 1950s."