Eat, climb, listen and crash at the Forest Grove High Bash

A tradition since 1998, the annual Booster Bash is a chance for the community to come together

Come and join the fun at the Forest Grove High School Football Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the ninth annual Booster Bash.

This year's Bash, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., will be bigger than ever. You can climb a wall, bash a car, get your fortune told and visit the petting zoo. You can even watch Little Guy Football and Youth Soccer. These are just a few of the many activities being offered this year.

Be sure to bring your appetite because there will be plenty to eat, including snow cones and a Hawaiian barbecue while you enjoy music and entertainment by some of the high school's talented groups.

There are over 900 students at Forest Grove High School who participate in athletics and activities. They are singing, dancing, acting, competing, speaking, contributing and volunteering. The Booster Bash is a great way to see what these students are up to. I'm sure you will be impressed by the diversity they represent.

The Booster Bash was created in 1998 by a group of dedicated parents. The hope was to create pride and school spirit at the high school as well as generate a connection between the students and the community.

The support of our community has provided a positive energy to the entire school district - and it gets stronger every year. It is important to know and care about our neighbors and our community.

If you are interested in helping to plan the Booster Bash next year, visit the Flamingo Booth at the Bash. We are always looking for friendly faces and new ideas.

And if you come, don't forget to bring your can of food to help the fall canned food drive.

Linda Thompson is a member of the Forest Grove Booster Club, which sponsors the annual Booster Bash.