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Harvest Festival 2021 is Saturday!

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.

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Raffle Ticket Information--
TCEF is holding a raffle as one of the fundraising options for King and Queen candidates and other supporters to raise funds for Harvest Festival 2021. Tickets will be issued only to those individuals who request tickets using the form below. Raffle Tickets cost $10 each. 
       
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 jpokorny@thrallisd.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. 

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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”.

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Turkey & Dressing Dinner--4:00-6:00 pm ES-MS Cafetorium
Turkey & Dressing dinner tickets for $12 each are still available to purchase online through our Athletic Ticket Sales site
 
Dine-In  or  Drive-Thru for to go plates
ES/MS Cafetorium
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 23
 
Dinner includes turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and tea!
 
Desserts will be available and your donation is welcome for the delicious desserts! 
 
Turkey will be catered by Chris Kelm Catering.
 
Side dishes will be catered by Thrall Country Diner.
 
Please contact Ms. Korie Dutschmann, Class of 2025 Sponsor, with any questions 898-5193.
 
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KIng & Queen Coronation--5:00 pm MS Gym
Grade level King and Queen candidates list PDF is available below.
 
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Games/Activity Information--approximately 5:30 (after Coronation)-7:00 pm Pavilion Area
Plans for Harvest Festival 2021 games and activity booths include Pumpkin Patch, Cake Walk, PIng Pong Targets, Cooke Walk, Soda Ring Toss, Frisbee Toss, Basketball, Cornhole Throw, Wheel of Fortune, Pie Throwing, Photo Booth, Bouncy House, Water Balloon Targets, Dart Throw, Fish Pond and more!
 
Food/Drinks Available with Games/Activities--
Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Pixie Sticks
Tea, Soda and Water
 
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Silent Auction Theme Baskets--4:00-7:00 pm ES-MS Band Hall
Each grade level has selected a theme and is accepting donation items for the basket. A Silent Auction process will be used to purchase these baskets. Grade levels and their theme baskets are listed in the PDF below.
 
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Raffle Ticket Drawing--7:00 pm
 
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All donations and support by our Thrall ISD students, parents and community are greatly appreciated as we hope to make Harvest Festival 2021 a fun, successful and record breaking event! 
 
*Pictures are from Harvest Festival 2019, including King Hudson Schneider, Queen Brynley Finn and the Coronation Court.