Homecoming Festival an Afternoon of Fun and Pride

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Warrior Pride was on full display at the third annual Homecoming Festival, with hundreds of students, staff and community members coming together at Amityville Memorial High School afterschool on Oct. 18.

The festival featured something for everyone. The Class of 2022 had a giant Jenga game while the high school yearbook club set up a photo station. The elementary schools had fall-themed activities including pumpkin bowling at Northeast’s booth, pumpkin stem ring toss at Northwest and pumpkin decorating at Park Avenue. The high school drama club promoted the spring musical, “Once on This Island” and the middle school drama club spread the word about its production, “Into the Woods Jr.”

As popular music played, dancing broke out on the handball courts. Burgers and snacks were also served. The marching band performed in the parking lot before everyone moved over to the baseball field for the festival’s finale. After the band played the National Anthem, the Amityville Fire Department lit a stack of wooden pallets for the annual bonfire.

Director of Fine Arts Dr. Fran Fernandez, who chaired the festival planning committee, thanked all of the schools and organizations that provided games and activities, as well as the community members who joined them for an afternoon fun.

“I’m very pleased because there were so many activities, and so many children and families came out to enjoy themselves,” she said. “It was a great day of community pride.”