Timber Creek hosts fall festival in honor of its 20th anniversary

High-school event features student performances, games and food vendors

 (EMILY LIU/The Sun)

To mark the opening of its doors in September 2001, Timber Creek Regional High School will  continue the celebration of its 20th anniversary with its first fall festival

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the school’s faculty parking lot will have over 100 craft vendors, selling everything from health and wellness products to personal creations. There will also be games, food vendors, pumpkin painting and giveaways. Admission is free, and attendees will be able to park at the high school, 501 Jarvis Road in Erial.

Live entertainment will be provided by Timber Creek students, staff and family members. Performances will include music, dancing and drums.

“The coolest part is that it’s not just one class throwing it, but all classes throwing it,” said Nicole Hohl, an advisor for the school’s Class of 2022. “Students on every level have had some feedback/input to make this happen.”

The group effort comes after the Class of 2023 sponsored a smaller festival in the spring.

“In an effort to make this bigger and better, we joined forces with all classes,” explained Kelly McKenzie, Timber Creek’s principal.

McKenzie revealed that this year’s event has been in the works since last year, and Hohl noted that students on every level have had some input in the planning. Because the festival was sponsored by all classes, they will benefit from the funds raised with vendor registration.

In the upcoming months, McKenzie hopes to hold more events to celebrate the 20th anniversary, both in house for students and events for the community

“I believe the school is a cornerstone of our community, so to work with them in partnership is really special,” McKenzie said.