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Fall Fest back for fun, understanding

5:19 pm October 3rd, 2012

Fall Fest, which puts an emphasis on fun and information for people of all ages and abilities, is back.

The fifth annual free event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eatonville High School. Organizers say it’s an opportunity for the community to embrace disability awareness and to learn about resources available to them while connecting with other community members.

A craft fair featuring more than 20 vendors has been added this year.

Other activities will include Eatin’ in Eatonville, a sampling of food from area restaurants that’s similar to the Taste of Tacoma; door prizes; more than 35 booths offering information about available disability programs; entertainment starting at 1 p.m.; education and games with a goal of enhancing ability awareness and focusing on what people can do, rather than what they can’t do, a Fall Fest spokeswoman said;.and children’s attractions, including a bouncy house, a petting zoo, clowns, crafts and a coloring contest.

Also scheduled are opportunities for giving to others, including a bloodmobile from Cascade Regional Blood Services for blood donations. In addition, people can bring:vegetables from their gardens for a “harvest swap,”make donations to the Eatonville Food Bank, and donate eye glasses for charitable use by the Eatonville Lions Club, used medical equipment and wheelchairs, and clean  unused medical supplies

Information is available from event organizers at 360-832-4400 and 360-879-1800.

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