From Abilene ISD public relations:
Several Abilene ISD campuses will host fall festivals and other activities in the upcoming weeks.
Thursday, October 18
*-- Bowie Elementary School – Reading Rodeo. The Altrusa Club of Abilene will help Bowie celebrate a day of reading. Many Students and faculty/staff will be dressed as their favorite storybook characters.
*-- Long Elementary School – Fall Festival and Picnic. Free food and entertainment, including air castles, a magician, face painting, games, Hardin-Simmons University's Six White Horses and animals from May Farm.
Saturday, Oct. 20
*-- Austin Elementary School – Fall Fest. Family and friends will enjoy a night of games, food and prizes. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a bucket for prizes. Tickets for games and rides are 25 cents each or 20 tickets for $5. The festival will feature train rides, a dunking booth, animals from May Farm, the Hardin-Simmons University Six White Horses, an obstacle course, silent auctions, a jump castle, hayride and more. 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
*-- Clack Middle School – Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern Contest. The Clack Orchestra is sponsoring a contest for the funniest, scariest and most creatively decorated pumpkin. All entries will be judged on Oct. 23 by 4 p.m.
*-- Martinez Elementary School – Tiger Prowl. Open house with hot dogs, face painting and Martinez Tiger stickers. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26
*-- Johnston Elementary School – Fall Festival. Hot dog supper and activities, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27
*-- Taylor Elementary School – PTO Fall Fest. Community fun, food and games, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
*-- Early Childhood Centers – Fall Festival. Both ECC campuses, Woodson and Locust, will host activities for children. Different stations will be set up for fun activities for the children and their families. Woodson, 9:15-11:30 a.m.; Locust, 9:30-11 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 2
*-- Ortiz Elementary School – Fall Festival. "Booths with food, games and prizes to be won; Come out and join us in some All-Star fun!" 5:30-7 p.m.