Instead, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Ragland School PTO was being held and coordinators said the annual Ragland Fall Festival was a huge success.
There were all kinds of games and activities for children to play; plenty of candy for everyone; a lot of food and many door prizes; good singing by Dem Deacon Boyz and the New Life Assembly of God Praise Team.
Just outside the football field, in the parking lot, a church-sponsored Judgment House was held and attended by many in the crowd.
All in all, organizers said they took in over $4,000.
The money raised will go back into the classrooms at the school for the teachers and the students because of budget cuts due to proration.
Angel Phillips, president of the Ragland School PTO, said the event was absolutely wonderful.
“We had about 30 booths and we started running out of prizes,” Phillips said. “So that tells me it is the biggest event we’ve had yet. The Judgment House was great and the line was backed out the door continuously.”
Tammy Phillips, Ragland PTO vice-president, said it was a great turnout, despite the weather being a little chilly.
“Having the fall festival here at the football field was great,” Phillips said. “It was truly successful and we could have never pulled this off without our go-to moms.
“They were a tremendous help. They worked several days leading up to the fall festival and worked from daylight to way past dark today.”