Harvest Festival 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 with all of the traditional activities and more!
The origins of the Harvest Festival date back to the 1920s. During the 1940s, Thrall Schools held Halloween Carnivals. Each class elected a Queen and raised money in a variety of ways, from coffee socials to bake sales. The annual Harvest Festival evolved through the years with TISD sponsoring the event as a community activity with food, games and the coronation of the Harvest Festival King and Queen.
In 2014, the Thrall Community Education Foundation (TCEF) brought the Harvest Festival back to the Thrall community. The student body at each grade level nominates a king and queen candidate from their grade. With the help of their classmates, these candidates raise funds in a variety of ways from monetary donations from family members and supporters, raffle ticket sales, to proceeds from auction sales. The candidate couple raising the highest amount of funds are crowned Harvest Festival King and Queen at the coronation ceremony at the conclusion of the festival.
All monies collected from Harvest Festival are deposited into the TCEF account. TCEF funding priorities are student scholarships, classroom initiatives, and professional development. TCEF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Raffle Prizes: $2500, $1000, $750, $500, $250 Visa/MasterCard Gift Cards
If you still need to purchase your raffle tickets, please complete the attached form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Candidate raffle tickets (sold and unsold) and money are due back to the elementary, middle, or high school office by the end of school on Monday, October 18, 2021 for all individuals EXCEPT candidates. Raffle tickets and money turned in after the deadline will be accepted but will NOT count towards the candidate’s/grade level total.
Candidate raffle tickets (sold and unsold) and money are due on or before Friday, October 22, 2021 between 7:30-8:30am in the Thrall ISD Administration Office. Tickets and money can be turned in prior to the above deadline to the elementary, middle, or high school office (depending on candidate grade level) or contact a TCEF member to make other arrangements. Tickets and money turned in after the October 22nd 8:30am deadline will be accepted but will NOT count towards the candidate’s totals.
Monetary Donations are due on, or before October 22 between 7:30-8:30am in the Thrall ISD Administration Office. Money turned in after 8:30am will be accepted but will NOT count towards the candidate’s totals. Money can also be donated online at www.thrallcef.org (make sure to note “2021 HF and Candidate/Grade”.