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A fall festival in Fredericksburg

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A crisp breeze, fun games and a roaring bonfire made for the perfect annual Fall Festival fundraiser at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg in September. Attendees enjoyed carnival-themed games and a Cupcake Walk.  This year was the first time that the event welcomed local parishes and the community, bringing in about 100 people to celebrate the feast day of the school’s patron, St. Michael the Archangel.

The money raised during the event will be used for contributions to the school and for student activities, such as the annual March for Life. The Parent Teacher Organization worked hard to plan the event and was ecstatic when the hard work came to fruition. 

“The best part was watching the students come together with a sense of community as they operated the carnival games while helping and encouraging the younger children,” said Jody Sowa, the president of the PTO and coordinator of the festival. Students and adults worked hand in hand to set up the festival and man the booths. 

“This year’s Fall Festival activities, including events for all ages, was a huge success. As always, the bonfire was the highlight of the evening and was fun for all,” said Tina Bruggeman, vice principal.

St. Michael opened in 2004. Earlier this year, the diocese recognized it as an independent Catholic school.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019