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ESK to host Fall Festival, run


Live music by Josh Johnson, a regular performer at both The Episcopal School and Christian coffeehouses, will highlight the schoolís Second Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13.

The day-long event will include a 5K and fun run; a climbing wall; inflatables such as moonwalk, joust and a giant slide; dunk tank; euro-bungee; midway games; sack race; crafts for kids; special day with a teacher live auction; fire pit with símores and concession sales.

Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Episcopal Schoolís wooded campus at 950 Episcopal School Way just off Lovell Road near 1-40. Admission to the Fall Festival is one non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the food pantry at St. Lukeís Episcopal Church.

The 5K run and one-mile fun run will at the Cove Subdivision, directly behind the Regal Cinemas Pinnacle 18 Theater in Turkey Creek. Day-of registration for the run begins at the starting point at 7:45 a.m. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race. Children are welcome to run. To register, pick up forms at the school or either location of the Runnerís Market or New Balance athletic stores. Registration can also be done online at www.active.com.

Runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt and a limited supply of tickets to Fall Festival events. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner, first-place male and first-place female.

A community-wide event that brought in enthusiastic crowds last year, the Fall Festival and 5-K Run offer outdoor entertainment to all ages. The run course has rolling hills and will go through a paved nature trail, making it enjoyable for walkers as well as runners. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Parent Association of the Episcopal School to meet school needs. Last yearís Fall Festival proceeds were used to buy audiovisual and playground equipment in addition to other school supplies.

Suzanne Ingrando chairs the Fall Festival and Sarah Webb is co-chair. Jim and Tammy Longest are directing the 5-K Run. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit www.esknoxville.org.

 

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