The La Porte-Dysart FFA and Union High School National Honor Society are sponsoring this year’s Fall Fest, in addition to a children’s Spooky Fun Run. They encourage families of all ages to attend! This year’s event is on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 4-6 PM, located in the North parking lot of Union High School. A free-will donation of either canned goods or money for the Fall Fest activities will be accepted.

This year’s Fall Fest will have a petting zoo, hay fort, and pumpkins for sale from Hanson’s Farm. All ages are welcome to enjoy these activities.

The Spooky Fun Run is for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grades. Children in grades K-2 will run/walk a half mile around the high school track beginning at 4:15 PM. Children in grades 3-5 will run/walk a one mile grass lap around the high school grounds starting at 4:30 PM. All runners should check in at the main gate of the football field no later than 4:05 PM.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes with a pair of good running/walking shoes. The cost for the Spooky Fun Run is either $3 or two canned goods per child. The entry fee is due upon check-in for the Run. All children who pre-register will receive a Halloween goody bag.

Proceeds from the event (money and canned goods) will be included as part of Union High School’s entry in the Student Food Drive competition through the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The Food Bank services approximately 200 food pantries, community meals, soup kitchens, senior centers, low-income schools and daycares, and after school programs in sixteen northeast Iowa counties. Food collected from the Student Food Drive will be channeled back into participating communities through our Member Agency Distribution Program.

Want to learn more? Visit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank website at and watch the Student Food Drive YouTube video on their main page.