Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off


Students at Shoals Elementary help prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser.

By Eva Queen - equeen@civitasmedia.com



Colby Stowers and Tara Martin, students, add the finishing touches to their barn quilts.


Kustom Sawyers and Belle Bullington finish their last layer of paint for their barn quilt to be auctioned off during the Fall Folly.


Chloe Stone, paints her barn quilt in preparation for the Fall Folly, at Shoals Elementary.


Shoals Elementary School will be holding its annual Fall Folly on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring some artwork by its students.

Pupils there painted barn quilts to auction off at this year’s folly in hopes of raising money for their classroom and their school.

Each classroom teacher was given a piece of wood and asked to design and paint their own barn quilt. After each classroom picked a design, the teacher drew and tapped off the sections for students to paint.

Each year the PTO hosts the Fall Folly at Shoals Elementary school to raise funds, with this year’s money going toward audio/video equipment and educational supplies, according to Marlene Jessup, public information officer at Shoals Elementary.

This year’s Fall Folly will include fun games for the entire family, according to Jessup. Including Twister, a doughnut race, pumpkin ring toss, spider ring toss. The festival will also include a candy booth.

Tickets can be bought on the night of the event for the games. Each ticket is 50 cents, or 25 tickets for $12. Students can purchase a wristband for unlimited game access for $10.

Students will also be performing in an ongoing talent show during the folly. A planned surprise guest will also speak to students and attend the event.

“It should be a lot of fun, we want to welcome the whole community to come out,” said Jessup. “we also want everyone to take home a beautiful barn quilt.”

Colby Stowers and Tara Martin, students, add the finishing touches to their barn quilts.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_photo-3-1-.jpgColby Stowers and Tara Martin, students, add the finishing touches to their barn quilts.

Kustom Sawyers and Belle Bullington finish their last layer of paint for their barn quilt to be auctioned off during the Fall Folly.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_photo-4-1-.jpgKustom Sawyers and Belle Bullington finish their last layer of paint for their barn quilt to be auctioned off during the Fall Folly.

Chloe Stone, paints her barn quilt in preparation for the Fall Folly, at Shoals Elementary.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Barn-quilt-2.jpgChloe Stone, paints her barn quilt in preparation for the Fall Folly, at Shoals Elementary.
Students at Shoals Elementary help prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser.

By Eva Queen

equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or on Twitter @MtAiryNewsEva

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or on Twitter @MtAiryNewsEva

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