ACES welcomes Halloween 2012 with their annual Halloween Fair
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) held its annual Halloween fair on Friday October 19th at the Central Park. It was a not-so-scary Halloween event for the most part, as enthusiastic and expressive children dressed as witches, and princesses, spotted eagle ray and even their favorite pop stars instead of scary monsters and ghouls. Kids were encouraged to dress in their costumes with a chance to win fun prizes for the funniest, most original and the cutest costume.
Students and patrons got a chance to enjoy fun games such as the ‘pitch-till-you-win’ – which is a very interesting game requiring that you knock down six of ten cans to win a prize. There was also the ring toss, the duck pond, wheel of fortune and the ever popular Tombola. Teacher Phillip raised the bar by creating his haunted house under the palapa, complete with coffin, corpse, zombies, tombstones and skeletons crawling out of the sand.
This marks the third year that the school is holding its Halloween fair. According to Principal Denise Ryan – the fair is a fun way for parents, teachers and kids to enjoy a bonding experience while raising funds to offset monthly costs at the school. The event was able to raise approximately $1,600 for the school.
Principal Ryan wishes to extend much appreciation to all the individuals that participated to make this year’s fair a huge success: students, board members, San Pedro Town Council, Crazy Canucks, Pepperoni’s pizza, Discovery Expeditions, the Beauty Club, all the parents that donated food to be sold at the venue and everyone that came out to show support.