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Carnival games, cotton candy & community indicate the return of annual RSS Fall Fest
October 27, 2022 at 3:41 a.m.
Quinn Kreisel, 4, grins in mischievous delight with her cotton candy as her mom Randi takes her picture. The Rye Brook residents came to the PTA-sponsored Fall Fest at Ridge Street Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 22, in anticipation of Quinn starting kindergarten there next year. The event featured multiple carnival attractions set up in the parking lot.
Kindergartener Darcy Richardson is a master at hopscotch, and she shows off her jumping skills in the parking lot.
Caleb Fery, a second-grader, is prepared to blast the ball out of the air and into the net in front of him. Though he wouldn’t hit it this time, his next try was a grand slam.
Table hockey takes intense concentration, and fourth-grader Anthony Gebrael has his eye on the puck, ready to send it back to the opposite end of the table for a goal.
Third-grader Chloe Ebenstein picks her preferred pumpkin drawing pens at a decoration station in the parking lot.
Jesse Estrow, a second-grader (with the red sunglasses), examines raffle prize bags, many of which contain Halloween treats or toys. He determines the best ones for him and his mom to take a chance on by entering their names.
Avery Walkind (left), a Blind Brook High School senior, gracefully falls off a pyramid of cheerleaders while Jordana Estrow supports her from above. The girls performed routines to entertain the crowd.
First-grader Theo Brzov builds a leaf pile. He’ll soon jump in it, spraying leaves over a few passersby.
Fourth-grader Sakura Murray winds up, gets low and smacks the yellow kickball as hard as she can to the opposite end of the octagonal, blow-up arena in which kids play a game of gaga ball.
Receiving a cone of cotton candy is a mesmerizing experience for kindergartener Casey Wallace, who stares longingly as his mother Eva hands him a serving of the sugary treat.
A group of Ridge Street Elementary School students navigate the bounce house obstacle course. They chat and giggle with each other as they climb over a blow-up bar.
Blind Brook High School music teacher and band director Brian Lotze (second from the left) directs the high school’s chamber ensemble as he accompanies them on the trombone. The group played several holiday songs for attendees.
From left to right, Blind Brook High School freshmen Kyra Fischer, Mallory Schwartz, Brook Freund, Eliza Barnett and Emory Cohen sit in a car decorated as part of a volunteer effort several students participated in at the Fall Fest.
Lina Sanchez, 2, enjoys a cake pop with her mother Christy, an art teacher at Blind Brook Middle School. The Nyack residents came to Fall Fest to support Christy’s district.
Blind Brook Superintendent Dr. Colin Byrne (left) poses with Ridge Street Elementary School Principal Tracy Taylor and Assistant Principal Teresa Letizia—the judges of the Fall Fest bake-off.