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Welches Elementary celebrates harvest season with parade, festival

by: Lisa K. Anderson Welches Elementary students celebrate with a game called “Follow the Leaver,” led by Principal Alex Leaver.

Costumed kids paraded through the halls of Welches Elementary School in a game of 'Follow the Leaver' Monday afternoon.

Principal Alex Leaver led students to the auditorium, where the Welches Harvest Festival began.

This year's festivities included a pumpkin walk, pumpkin spoon relay, hay find and class photo, Halloween bingo, donuts on a string activity and a new game of candy pong.

The Harvest Festival is a longtime tradition at Welches, and was hosted by members of the Welches Parent Teacher Community Organization.