Regional Fall Festivals offer social opportunities
Oct 28, 2016
Sitting together at a table, friends Colbey Miskech, Sebastian Reynolds and Mackenzie Delong, all of Butler, focused on the pumpkins before them, bringing out their artistic sides with an array of paint colors.
“They wanted to get out of the house and do something together,” said parent Mike Miskech of Butler, Colbey’s dad, who stood by watching the trio. “We found out about this and came.”
More than 100 people — 71 children and 47 adults — gathered Oct. 18 for a spooktacular autumn evening at the Fall Festival in the Wexford Regional Office.
Colbey, eighth grade, Sebastian, ninth grade, and Mackenzie, fifth grade, made their rounds to participate in the numerous games, crafts and activities that were available.
Students in costumes participated in games like mummy bowling, triple corn-hole toss, pin the nose on the pumpkin and crafts like pumpkin painting, decorating an autumn tree and scratch design on pumpkins. Family and friends also took pictures at a fall festival photo booth and ate pizza and refreshments the office provided.
“Everybody’s having fun and the families seem like they’re enjoying it,” said Dave Veon, supervisor of regional offices.
Parent Beth Durkacs of Brentwood said she was eager to bring her four children, Sophia, sixth grade, Braden, fifth grade, Sadie, third grade, and Jake, first grade.
“I love any type of field trips,” Durkacs said. “I saw the email and said, ‘I’ll take them.’ ”
Parent Michelle Jones of Baden said the event was a great way to socialize with other families and get acclimated to the school. Jones had just enrolled her daughter, Ava, in PA Cyber that day, and her son, Evan, started at the beginning of the month. Jones said she couldn’t be more pleased with the decision.
“We wanted to come out. It’s our first event,” Jones said.
Regional Office Manager Elizabeth McCoy said smiles, laughter, enjoyment, and creativity were put to great use at the Wexford Regional Office Fall Festival.
“It was a great way to kick off the fall season and meet the students and parents of PA Cyber," McCoy said.
PA Cyber regional offices in Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College scheduled fall events throughout October and November. School officials said parents and students should check their PA Cyber email accounts for information about events taking place at regional offices, and, to stay on top of what Family Link is planning, they should check Buzz.
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