It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall, so it must be time for Moss Hill Elementary School’s annual Harvest Festival, one of the biggest school-sponsored events in the county and the event Moss Hill Elementary depends on to fund a number of additional student activities.
Harvest Festival will be held at the school Friday and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a costume contest for Moss Hill Elementary students and wraps up with an auction that begins at 8:30 p.m. In between are a turkey supper (5-7 p.m.), games for kids and a cakewalk (6-9 p.m.) and bingo (6-8:30 p.m.).
“This is a huge event that is open to the whole community,” principal Stacy Cauley said. “Our Harvest Festival is the only fundraiser that we have to support our school. It will be a night filled with good food, loads of fun and wonderful memories to be made.”
Harvest Festival proceeds benefit teachers, classrooms and students, often offsetting expenses that parents would have to cover otherwise. Among uses for the funds raised by the festival are:
- Purchase of books for the school library
- T-shirts for students in all extracurricular clubs
- Physical education equipment and student field day expenses
- Annual clean-up of school grounds
- PTA Christmas and Spring Program music
- Purchase of books for the school’s Battle of the Books team
- Equal cash allocations to all classrooms
- Student incentives for the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program
Moss Hill Elementary School is at 6040 Hwy. 55 West, Kinston.