Schools celebrate fall with festivals

LOCUST GROVE — Bethlehem Elementary School’s PTO will host its annual Fall Festival Oct. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school, 1000 Academic Parkway in Locust Grove.

Activities will include bounce houses, obstacle courses, hamster balls, a gaming truck, music, games, carnival food and vendors. Most activities require wristbands which are $9 each or three wristbands for $24. Wristbands are $10 each on the day of the festival. For more information, visit schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/be.

Henry County High School will hold its Second Annual Fall Festival Oct. 29, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

The event’s theme is “Bridging the Collaboration and Communication Gap between the School, Parents, Students, and the Community.” Organizers said there will be food, games, music, door prizes and community vendors.

The festival is designed to help raise community awareness of the importance of parental and community involvement at the school. The event will be held at the Henry County High Warhawk Football Stadium, 401 East Tomlinson St. in McDonough. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/hchs.

Military notes

Army Pvt. Gabriel Gagum has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Gagum is the daughter of Sherry Haulther of McDonough and niece of Latice Collins of Andrews, S.C. She is a 2011 graduate of Eagle’s Landing High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandi Brown graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Brown, a 2010 graduate of Ola High School, is the daughter of Michael Brown of McDonough and niece of Patsy Rider of Burlington, Ky.

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