CHURCH HILL — Church Hill Middle School’s Fall Festival next Saturday features a full day of games, crafts, food and prizes — but the real action begins after sundown in the “Haunted Field House.”
Among the highlights of the Oct. 26 festival is the 1st annual Panther Prowl 5K costume theme race/walk beginning at 9 a.m. Preregistration forms are available at www.hck12.net/chms, but contestants can also register prior to the race.
Preregistration is $20, and race day registration is $25 per participant.
Children 10 and under race for free and must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Costumes are not required to race. The top three male and female runners will be awarded in four age categories.
A costume contest for participants and children will follow the race.
One of the highlights of the day will include a chance to meet and visit with ETSU football coach Carl Torbush from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Car and tractor enthusiasts are invited to attend the first CHMS Fall Festival Car Show from 1 to 3 p.m.
Show participants are also encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes, but it is not required, and registration is $10.
Following the car show is the first annual CHMS Corn Hole Tournament at 3 p.m.
Teams of two will compete in the double-elimination tournament for a chance to win $100. The entry fee is $20 per team.
Attendees can register for door prizes to be given all day long.
The food court will feature breakfast, lunch and dinner — with festival food favorites such as pizza, hot dogs, barbecue, nachos and cheese, soup beans and cornbread, chicken tenders and more
Four “Panther Paw” medallions will be hidden, and cash prizes awarded for each Panther Paw recovered. All medallion finders are entered to win the grand cash prize.
Other activities include an art show, silent auction, endurance games, craft booths and vendors, and various opportunities to win prizes throughout the day.
Vendors who wish to enter a booth for the festival should contact Anna Ruth Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (423) 357-3051.
The Haunted Field House begins around 6 p.m. and continues until around 9 p.m.