CCA Holds Annual Fall Festival

Cascade Christian Academy children gathered together for fall fun. CCA recognizes that it is important to allow kids to have an exciting event to look forward to in autumn. Every year, students plan a booth that their class will host for CCA’s annual fall festival. The festival is held in the school’s gymnasium with tickets for purchase to use at any fun festival booth.

The theme of this year’s fall festival was children’s books. Each class picked a children's book to center their booth around, and boy, did the kids get creative! Second-graders chose Dr. Suess’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go as their book, and partnered with Flying L Farm to host a fun petting zoo. There was a wide selection of animals, including a cow, goats, bunnies and more!

The kindergarten class chose to have a bouncy house for their booth, which was always busily occupied with jumping children. Eighth-graders hosted the box maze, a yearly staple in the festival fun, per their chosen book Pete the Cat. There were many other exciting booths as well, such as a mini theater where students performed a small production, a golf putting booth and food booths serving delicious treats ranging everywhere from spring rolls to Italian sodas.

To show their true spirit in celebrating the event, students also dressed up in fun costumes to help bring the books to life for all festival attendees. Some popular costume favorites were Cheryl Gabel, CCA music teacher, as a caterpillar and Jenesis Hetterle as The Man in The Yellow Hat with Rachel Carter as Curious George. There was also a pie-eating contest that featured many strong contenders, including Manny Larios (right) and Kaylyn Baerg (left), but Tobiah Barry (middle) was the ultimate winner!

“CCA families came out in amazing support of our fall festival, students and classes, and spent time visiting," said Stephanie Gates, CCA principal. "It was an event full of so much laughter, joy and connection.” CCA would like to thank everyone who came to the fall festival and is overjoyed to already see students getting excited about next year!

Featured in: January/February 2023