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RSS 1st Fall Festival
October 31, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.
Fourth grader Anna Baker-Butler poses with the newly-named "Chirpin' Charlie," the Ridge Street School mascot. Students suggested names for the bluebird and after a school-wide vote, the students selected Baker-Butler's suggestion on "Chirpin' Charlie" as the winner.
Five-year-old Chiara Fratangelo (left) of Tamarack Road and her older sister, Emilia, 7, pretend to be scarecrows. The Blind Brook PTA organized the first Fall Festival at Ridge Street School on Saturday, Oct. 25 which included a bake sale, food trucks, live music, crafts and a variety of activities for families.
Five-year-old Sara Levine (left) of Brush Hollow Lane, 5-year-old Lyla Cotte of North Ridge Street and 7-year-old Kendall Bassett of Fellowship Lane carefully fill up tiny plastic pumpkins with layers of colored sand.
Acting as judges in the bake-off, Board of Education President Jeff Diamond (left), Ridge Street School Principal Tracey Taylor and Blind Brook Superintendent William Stark sample their way through 18 submitted desserts.
Joley Meron, 5, and Maya Vinikoor, 7, decorate pumpkins with Sharpie markers.
Six-year-olds Charlie Zellman (left) and Matthew Rigano sit on the hill with Matthew's father, Craig, to snack on chicken fingers and listen to the live music.
Puja Taneja won in the cookies, bars and breads category for her Oreo brownies in the bake-off.
Katherine Ayala took home first place in the pie contest for her "joy of autumn" apple pie.
Veronica Johnston with her "creepcakes"-marble cupcakes-and Michael Srihari with his "spooky" apple cake tied for first place in the "fall festive" category in the bake-off.
Kindergartners Blake Goldstein and Ethan Okun offer their opinions to one of the bake-off judges, Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg.