March 7, 2014
It was a family affair.
Stuart Hall School in Staunton held its first-ever Fall Family Festival Saturday afternoon.
The carnival, held on the grounds of the boarding and day school, had plenty of food and games, from sumo wrestling, to jousting, to a "Kiss the Pig" contest.
Each class at the school - this year's enrollment is 141 students, in grades five through 12 - organized a booth.
The festival was part of the school's annual Parents Weekend.
"It's an opportunity for our boarding students' parents, who live in various states up and down the east coast, to come and be on campus and see their children and have a good time, and meet their teachers at the same time," explained Rebecca Bower, the school's assitant dean of student affairs.
Other Parents Weekend events included a "Parents Back to School" night on Thursday, and parent/teacher conferences and a senior ring banquet on Friday.
Bower says the school is planning to make the Fall Family Festival an annual event, and hopes to open it to the entire Staunton community next year.