CCPS gets creative to host annual fall festival

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Cullman City Primary School hosted its annual fall festival, with stations for activities and pre-packed candy for students. The staff creatively incorporated COVID safety guidelines into the event, with social distancing and sanitizing between groups. (Cullman City Schools)

CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s become tradition for Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) to host a fall festival for students, and not even the circumstances of 2020 could stop the Halloween spirit. It just required a few creative changes to ensure social distancing and safety requirements this time around.

On Oct. 30, CCPS and Cullman City Head Start hosted the annual fall festival, with students dressed up in costumes as their favorite characters, from superheroes to sports stars. The “Toy Story”-themed festival featured a dress-up parade for students, so they could show off their costumes while still maintaining social distance.

Organizers set up 10 stations with games and activities for classes to rotate through, with each station sanitized between class groups. Sanitizing stations were also set up for each activity. Each student received an individual bag filled with candy. 

“This year, with the help of the PTO, we were able to have a fall festival that met COVID safety guidelines,” CCPS Principal Tricia Culpepper explained. “We are determined to keep as many of our activities as possible this year. Our PTO and community support helped us provide this event safely, and students and staff enjoyed the day.”

Cullman City Primary School hosted its annual fall festival, with stations for activities and pre-packed candy for students. The staff creatively incorporated COVID safety guidelines into the event, with social distancing and sanitizing between groups. (Cullman City Schools)
Cullman City Primary School hosted its annual fall festival, with stations for activities and pre-packed candy for students. The staff creatively incorporated COVID safety guidelines into the event, with social distancing and sanitizing between groups. (Cullman City Schools)
Cullman City Primary School hosted its annual fall festival, with stations for activities and pre-packed candy for students. The staff creatively incorporated COVID safety guidelines into the event, with social distancing and sanitizing between groups. (Cullman City Schools)