St. Peter’s School celebrates the
autumn harvest with current families, parishioners and alumni
Warwick, RI, [October 30, 2009]: St. Peter School recently celebrated autumn’s bounty with an Annual Harvest Festival featuring hayrides, games, music, face painting, crafts, free popcorn, hot chocolate, spiced cider, mums and pumpkins for sale and a pot luck dinner. A committee of 18 volunteers planned this year’s festival which was celebrated in the school yard and adjoining buildings. Each year, the School Guild (parent association) sponsors the event.
This year, in addition to school families and parishioners, the school’s alumni were invited back to the annual event. Alumni from the class of 1976 up to the newest 2009 graduates attended this year’s festival along with over 300 school children and their families. The current families and alums mingled throughout the evening and enjoyed all of the activities, including the pumpkin bowling. Most of the attendees didn’t even realize that over 20 of our current parents are also alumni of the school until they were given a special ALUMNI sticker.
The Alumni were then treated to a reception which included leafing through old yearbooks, photos and viewing a 50th Anniversary DVD, created by the school’s computer teacher. Lisa Der Manouelian. Those who attended were glad to reconnect with old friends, meet someone new and share a few laughs about the old uniforms, old hairstyles and the old “blue bus” students would ride to field trips! St. Peter School’s tradition of faith and learning spans generations, bringing yesterday’s values and traditions into today’s world.
Photo 1: Smiling Faces! (L-R front) First Graders Sophia Detroia, Samantha Galasso, Phoebe White and Christopher Lemieux, (back) second grader Kiley Lemieux.
Photo 2: Waiting her turn: Kindergartener Maddy Narcavage gets her face painted as 2nd Grader, Alexa Sickinger looks on.
Photo 3: Mums for Sale by parent, Annie Stringfellow and Blooming Mad Florist
Photo 4: The Pine Family enjoys the hayride.
Photo 5: Strike! Aidan Moriera tries Pumpkin Bowling while parent volunteer, Chris Phalen, watches.