JCC to hold Fall Festival fund-raiser on Sept.30

By: Paige Bartholomew

The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton will be hold a Fall Festival family event on Sunday, September 30, from 11 am-2 pm. The festival will feature traditional fall-themed activities, with age-appropriate areas for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. There will be a hayride, starting at the front circle of the building, with other activities spread throughout the property, such as yard games, sensory activities. and arts and crafts stations. The festival will also feature a face painting station for all ages and a concession stand. 
A basket raffle will also take place throughout the festival. The ECC is currently taking donations of fully assembled baskets or singular items from area businesses and individuals; interested parties may contact Marley Vavra at the JCC by Sunday, September 23.
Admission to the festival is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum price per family. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend; those who come dressed in flannel will receive a free popcorn.
The festival is a fund-raiser for the JCC’s Early Childhood Center. The event and all proceeds raised will directly benefit the JCC’s Early Childhood Center. “The ECC is place that provides a warm and caring environment where children explore, experiment, play, grow and learn to ask questions,” said ECC staff. Programming is offered for infants through age 5, including full day daycare and preschool, half day preschool, art and physical education classes, and Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Money raised will be put toward large motor and gym items to be used by daycare students.
For more information about the Fall Festival, the JCC’s Early Childhood Center or the JCC, contact the JCC office at 724-2417.
The JCC is a not-for-profit organization and partner agency of the United Way and the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton that serves the community at large regardless of age, race, religion and sexual orientation. Financial assistance is available to all who qualify as long as funds remain.