Photo by Scott Swanson Abriella Laytle, 5, left, ponders her options at the prize table with a little help from Brooklyn Kallai, 8, and Trisha Van Eck, right, during the Sweet Home Elks’ annual Back to School Fair Monday evening, Sept. 18. For more on the event, see page 6.
Well over 100 children and parents from all five local grade schools showed up for the event, in which they could win prizes for their school. They also got a free hot dog dinner from the Elks.
As School Board member Jason Van Eck, center, rear, emcees, children play a musical chairs-type game in which they had to walk around the room as music played, jumping on a playing card when it stopped and winning prizes if their card was called.