Mill Creek Elementary hosts Cougar Fun Fest

Members of MU's College of Veterinary Medicine's Mule Club gives hayrides at the Cougar Fun Fest.

Jordan Davis gets his face painted by Mary Hanley, a professional face painter.

First grader Tyler Davis gets his hair sprayed blue and orange at the Cougar Fun Fest.

The baskets being raffled off are on display at the Cougar Fun Fest. Each class had its own basket.

Mill Creek Elementary School held it’s annual Cougar Fun Fest on Friday. The Cougar Fun Fest is usually held in the spring, but it was moved so to kick off the school year.

Activities filled nearly every room on the first floor of the school. The activities included professional face painting, a cake walk, colored hair spray, moon bounces, and a mule hayride outside with a magician to entertain people in line. “My favorite thing here is the games,” first grader Olivia Ramsey said. Raffle tickets were sold to auction off baskets from each class and food from Shakespeare’s Pizza, Andy’s Frozen Custard, and Smokin’ Chicks BBQ was on sale. All of the proceeds go back to the school and its PTA.

“The kids get really excited about this. We stay until it closes,” parent Amber Hays said.

The volunteers included PTA parents, the Rock Bridge Honors Society, students from MU’s School of Education and players from the MU women’s rugby team. The event chairwoman, Mandy Llewellyn, is an event coordinator and organized most of the entertainment, but some of the activity booths were donated. One parent donated a moon bounce.

The fest was open to the public and was attended by many, as was evident by the slew of cars lining both sides of Sinclair Road. “This is community building,” Llewellyn said.

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