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Fall Fest raises $3,000 for P-TO

Funds split between campuses


Come-and-go crowd of several hundred filed through intermediate cafetorium Friday to bid on baskets (front), enjoy games. 
Reporter/Mike Brown Come-and-go crowd of several hundred filed through intermediate cafetorium Friday to bid on baskets (front), enjoy games. Reporter/Mike Brown The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization’s (P-TO) major fall fund raising event drew a crowd estimated at several hundred to the Rockdale Intermediate School Cafetorium Friday afternoon.

Cheryl Blackstock, P-TO president, said the event has netted about $3,000, as of early this week, for the organization’s activities.

“That’s not a final total,” Blackstock said. “We’ve still got some more results to come in and count toward our total.”

Proceeds will be split between the elementary and intermediate campuses. P-TO volunteers suppor t school activities at all Rockdale ISD campuses.

The event was held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and featured numerous games, food sales, door prizes, a treasure hunt, cake walk and more.


Above, four-year-old Kyle Cantrell studied long and hard on which ‘tattoo’ to pick at Fall Fest booth, settled on a lizard. Future Tiger quarterbacks got a chance to sharpen up their passing skills at the footbal toss, one of many games available. Above, four-year-old Kyle Cantrell studied long and hard on which ‘tattoo’ to pick at Fall Fest booth, settled on a lizard. Future Tiger quarterbacks got a chance to sharpen up their passing skills at the footbal toss, one of many games available. About three dozen gift baskets, prepared by elementary and intermediate classes were sold in a silent auction, always a major part of the fund raiser.

Students from Rockdale High School and Rockdale Junior-High School, including football players and members of the Golden Girls drill team, conducted many of the games.

“We appreciate all the volunteers and all persons who came out Friday afternoon to support our schools,” Blackstock said.



Above, the cake walk ended with some happy winners. Right, it wasn’t too hard to escape ‘jail.’ Above, the cake walk ended with some happy winners. Right, it wasn’t too hard to escape ‘jail.’

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