Monday, April 12th, 2021


Festival Raises Awareness, Funding, and Spirits

The cold definitely wasn't an issue for the students attending J.P. Knapp Early College High School Fall Festival and Craft Show. The Spartan Community Partnership sponsored the event to get the word out about the early college and to help the students raise money for various clubs. Outside on the baseball field, kids lined up to get their faces painted while parents watched the Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs perform a lost child demonstration. The hot chocolate wasn't enough to warm some, so they headed inside to the gym where numerous vendors had booths set up. Music, food and art; what more could you ask for on a Friday night?

Photography and reporting by Tabitha Shiflett

Jonathan Amos having fun with the kids at the Duck Pond.

Members of Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs: Patrick Berry with his rescue dog Jenny, left, and Pete MCclintock with his rescue dog Gus.

Debbi Kreiselman with NYR Organic.

Melissa Mcmullen, a vendor for Aunt Eloise's fruit cake and more.

Artist Tara Rose with Premier Designs.

Kenny Jones of Bird Shacks holding up one of his handmade birdhouses.

Frankie Conrab selling festive whatnots.

Leader of the Spartan Community Partnership, Sherri Reagan Smith

Alison and Tom sold jams and spices for Fieldhand Sam's Hot Pepper Patch Jellies.

Shannon Decou showed off one of her bottle cap art pieces.