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Edison Hosting Oktoberfest Oct. 23

Edison High School will be the scene of fun and games during Oktoberfest on Oct. 23.

   There will be plenty of events on tap at the Unified Sports Complex from 5-7 p.m. Leaders are planning something for the whole family with free games, pumpkin decorating and viewings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Room on a Broom.” The Edison Local School District will provide hot dogs, candy, popcorn and water for attendants while the Edison Teachers Association will distribute chips. In addition, school organizations will be involved including the John Gregg and Stanton PTO’s, Edison Jr. Beta Club and the EHS art class and drama club while McConnell’s Farm is donating the pumpkins.

   District Assistant Superintendent Julie Kireta said the plan is to have movies for the crowd to enjoy while putting some new, state-of-the-art equipment to use.

   “We decided for this year’s focus to be on the Halloween movies that we will be showing on the new video board at the stadium,” Kireta said.

   The district has held Oktoberfest for nearly a decade but COVID has impacted plans, which previously included indoor activities, a hayride and a costume contest, leaving organizers to rethink the itinerary.

   “When the district started to plan for the event, we were not sure what we would be able to do. We had discussion at our parent partnership meeting and our parents felt that our students had missed out on some of the fun things about school last year, so our families would appreciate continuing with the event,” she explained. “The new Unified Sports Complex is now getting its finishing touches, so it would be nice to enjoy the fall season outside with a beautiful view of the valley, as well as getting a chance to use additional features of the video board.”

   Should inclement weather occur, a rain date has been slated for Oct. 24.