Annual autumn festival benefits Bedford students

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By Lorrie Kinkade

Students, teachers and staff of Bedford Elementary School invite the community to celebrate the season at this weekend’s annual Fall Festival.

Featuring food, games and musical entertainment, the fun will begin Saturday, Nov. 1 with opening ceremonies at 10:50 a.m.

Game booths will be set up in classrooms and hallways around the school from 3-7 p.m. Other activities, including a cornhole tournament and inflatables, will offer additional fun for everyone.

Fish dinners and children’s hotdog meals will be served in the cafeteria during the event.

Local band Unleaded, the Trimble County Middle School choir and Darian Drake will provide musical entertainment throughout the day, as will Tim Torrance of WORX radio and others.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the festival, offering the opportunity to win a Nintendo Wii game system, a country ham and a gas grill. A silent auction will also take place for a variety of items donated by local merchants.

The event will conclude with a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Items up for grabs to the highest bidder include gift baskets filled with NASCAR and John Deere items, and one filled with everything needed to “pamper yourself,” said BES PTA secretary Tina Browning. There will also be baskets on the auction block geared toward University of Kentucky and University of Louisville fans, as well as an ice cream basket to satisfy any sweet tooth.

During the auction, festival royalty will be crowned, including a king, queen, prince and princess.

The festival, hosted by the BES PTA, is open to the public. All money raised at the event benefits children attending BES.