Walgreens was on hand to deliver flu shots and Summit Dental Center handed out hygiene kits for families who were interested. The campus also collected canned goods for the Houston Food Bank. Other supporters included Fiesta, Kona Ice, Kreole Soul and the Girls Scouts.
The annual event came days before Halloween and allowed children to dress up in costumes and play in a safe environment. There were food trucks, snow cones, moonwalks, popcorn, interactive games and lots of prizes. And the weather was perfect.
Ms. Fisher, the campus director, was in the dunk tank “which is always a huge money-maker.” Participants paid $3 for the opportunity to sink the director and one person spent $24 to bring her down. “He finally got me,” she said
The campus also gave special thanks to Yes Prep students and faculty for their support. Students in the sixth grade who graduated from Varnett helped out with picking up trash and with making the Haunted House as a truly scary event. “It was nice to see the sixth graders give back to Varnett.
“A shout out to Ms. Medina, the parent liaison, for producing an excellent event,” Ms. Fisher said.
Thanks to all who came and we hope you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you at future events.