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Saturday, November 7, 3:00-5:30pm
Only four more days until our 6th Annual HBMH Fall Festival! 
Friends, neighbors, coworkers, community members, and former HBMH alumni are welcome to come! Help spread the word!

Our Fall Festival Committee is working round the clock as we prepare for this exciting event! This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year; one that helps bring in much needed funds for the overall growth and improvement of our school. This event is only possible through the help and support of our parent community. Without you, we could not host such an exciting annual event. So thank you!

Friends (and parents) are welcome to wear costumes to the festival.
All HBMH children (currently enrolled) will receive 10 free tickets. Admission is FREE! Tickets are $.50 each. We will be accepting all major forms of payment (cash, check, or credit card). The entrance to the festival will be near the south gate (covered porch).
Extra parking is available at the church next door.
In addition to the silent auction, we’re also hosting our FIRST EVER chili cook-off! We have several parents and teachers signed up for the chili contest already; see admin if you’d like to participate! There will be prizes for the winners with the best chili! We’ll also have a tractor ride, grilled hot dogs and other concessions, a cake walk, face painting/henna and hair salon, petting zoo, bounce houses, family portraits, and several younger children games (duck pond, bean bag toss, and so much more).

We hope to see you all there!

Community Event: HBMH 6th Annual Fall Festival, November 7, 3:00-5:30pm

Community Event: HBMH 6th Annual Fall Festival, November 7, 3:00-5:30pm

Parent Tips for a Happy & Healthy Halloween

It’s common for many families with young children to seek healthier alternatives to traditional Halloween practices (instead of Haunted houses, you might try a community fall festival, or dress up in fun animal costumes instead of scary ghosts or zombies). Everyone celebrates this holiday in their own way. For us, this time of year means family gatherings and festivals, new and exciting autumn works and crafts for the children, and embracing the seasons as they change.

Here are a few parent tips, from our HBMH family to yours, on how you can celebrate the fall season in a healthier and safer way.

  1. Of course, there’s the up-and-coming popular “Teal Pumpkin Project”. Click on this link for more information on how you can participate, Instead of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, try distributing bubbles, fun spider rings, or other items that appeal to all children.
  2. Make “friendly” scarecrows using old clothes and hay, a straw hat, and maybe even some fun boots (stuffed pillow cases make for great scarecrow heads). Display alongside your carved pumpkins to show your fall spirit.
  3. Participate in community fall festivals – whether you volunteer or take your children, these events are definitely fun for the whole family!
  4. Be sure to stop by for lots of creative ideas on Halloween crafts, snacks, DIY costumes, and so much more. Click on the icon below to see our HBMH Pinterest page:
  5. Visit your local pumpkin patch (makes for a great photo session with the kids!).
  6. There are so many great family-friendly fall and Halloween books, that you can read with your little ones.

How does your family celebrate the fall season? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Have a safe, happy and healthy Halloween!