Children and parents alike enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon at Noah Wallace School's FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL on Saturday. This marked the first year the event was held outdoors (was previously on Friday evenings inside the school) and it was a huge success, thanks in large part to event chair Jen Villa and a dedicated volunteer committee.
From a chili contest, bake sale and cider, to face painting, pumpkin decorating and classic outdoor games, there was plenty for everyone. But the "Dunk-A-Dad" dunk tank was undoubtedly a favorite. First grade teacher Richard Abraham, PE teacher Grant Sheely, Farmington Police Officer Joe Capodiferro, along with several NWS dads were good sports as they splashed into the tank to the laughs and shrieks of the kids.
Kerry Tharpe won the "Judge's Choice" for best chili, and the "People's Choice" winner was Ryan Naujoks.
NWS is grateful to: Rick Flagg from Flaggstead Smokehouse, who served as one of the Chili Contest judges and provided cornbread, as well as free po boy sandwiches for a year to the chili winners; to Officer Capodiferro, who was dunked countless times; and to Lorren Pogson of Maizey's Market for donating decorations, including the 47-pound pumpkin for the "Guess the Weight" contest.