FLAIM Fall Festival is Friday, November 2, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM at FLAIM’s new campus, 4510 Bawell St. It is a world-class event with live music, food and games for the whole family. Proceeds raised by the event will go to FLAIM’s library, continued improvements to the school and FLAIM’s dream playground and running track at our new campus! 

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El Día de los Muertos

This year FLAIM’s Fall Festival lands on November 2nd which is El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, and is a perfect opportunity to kick-off FLAIM’s Hispanic Heritage month.

Día de los Muertos is a Latin American custom that celebrates life and honors the dearly departed. Families make colorful altars in their homes in honor of their deceased loved ones, and the altars are decorated with flowers, candles, their loved one's favorite food and pan de muerto (a slightly sweet bread specifically made for this time). The inextinguishable tradition dates back 3,000 years, during the time of the Aztecs. 

Two excellent children’s movies that explain the Day of the Dead: The Book of Life and Pixar’s Coco.

Volunteers & Donations

Volunteers & Donations are handle through the Fall Fest Sign-Up Genius.

Volunteer

We need adults and teens to help make Fall Fest a smashing success. Volunteers are needed for:

  • BBQ dinner prep & assembly

  • Fall Fest day-before set up, day-of setup, break down & clean up

  • During the event: Welcome table, Artisan Village, Country Store

Donations

Please visit the Fall Fest Sign-Up Genius to indicate what you can donate.

DELIVER BY TUESDAY, OCT. 30

  • Small Prize Donations: stickers, coloring pads, pens/markers, gently used stuffed animals & books

  • Grand Prize Donations: New puzzles, art sets, building block sets, hair accessories, etc.

  • $5.00 or more donation

  • Bottled waters, juice boxes, sodas and sports drinks.

  • 20ft Tent, 10x10 Tents & Tables. Donors are responsible for retrieving their donated items from the gym after the festival or the following week.

DELIVER DAY OF FESTIVAL TUESDAY, NOV. 2

  • Unique items for the ARTISAN VILLAGE (International foods, savory treats, breads/pastries, homemade goods or crafts)

  • Sweets for the CAKE WALK (cupcakes, cake balls, cookies, brownies, dessert bars, etc.)

Tickets & Bracelets

Admission is free to Fall Fest. However, tickets or bracelets must be purchased to buy goods, snacks and to participate in all the games and fun activities.  

  • Avoid long lines by pre-purchasing online or returning the Order Form that went home in folders. Cash and Check must be enclosed in the envelope and returned by Tuesday, Oct. 30.

  • Teachers will give students all pre-purchased tickets/bracelets the day of Fall Festival.

  • Visit Welcome Table during the Festival for additional ticket and bracelet purchases.

 

Tickets:   $0.50/tickets

Games = 1 ticket/game
Dunk Tank = 2 tickets
Cake Walk = 2 tickets
Snack Shack = 1 to 4 tickets
Haunted House = 2 tickets
Face Painting= 2 tickets

 
 

Bracelets:  $20/bracelet

Bracelets are per child and include:

  • unlimited access to games

  • one food & one drink item from Snack Shack

  • one face painting

  • one cake walk

  • one dunk tank

  • one haunted house

*EXCLUSIONS: BBQ Dinners, Country Store & Artisan Village...require tickets.

BBQ Dinners

This year, FLAIM has a new grill master, and he has the FLAIM Men's Club helping fuel the fire. They will be serving up BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches and rib dinners - each dinner includes baked beans, mac-n-cheese and bread.  Let your friends and family know about these amazing BBQ Dinners.  

Deadline to order BBQ dinners is Tuesday, October 30

To pick-up your BBQ order, check-in at the BBQ table at the south of campus. NO BBQ tickets will be sent home.  

  • Lunch Pick-Up (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

  • Dinner Pick-Up during the festival (3:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Cuban vocalist and guitarist Papo Guevara and his band Son Mandao keep you dancing to an assortment of traditional Son Cubano, Latin Jazz, and Salsa.

Performances

Live Music

We so EXCITED about the band Sra. Hidalgo helped us book for this year’s Fall Festival!! Straight from Cuba by way of New Orleans, Bienvenidos Papo y Son Mandao! Join us November 2 for latina musica! Alexis "Papo" Guevara is from Yaguajay, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. With "Son Mandao," his repertoire includes Latin Jazz, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, and Son Cubano.

AfriDesign Fashion Show

Students and adults will showcase the amazing fashion and designs of AfriDesign by RH. Owned by FLAIM mom, Trophine Reounodji. If you or your child(ren) would like to participate in the Fashion Show, please download and complete the participation form and return it to school, or email Child/Adult’s Name, Age, Gender and a photo to heleneraphael2016@gmail.com and solangevancamp45@hotmail.com.

Shops

Tienda de Campo (Country Store)

The Country Store is a favorite among the kids.  They get the chance to shop for themselves and purchase items such as swords, masks, wigs, hair accessories, Halloween bags, and other toys and trinkets. Items range from 1 to 4 tickets. Volunteers are needed to help set up, break down and run the store during the festival.

Pueblo de Campo (Artisan Village)

The Artisan Village will be selling unique items, such as International savory food items and treats. If you are interested in donating a good, please complete the In-Kind donation form, and a representative will contact you.

Tienda de Bocadillos & Bebidas (Snack Shack)

All the kid's favorite snack shack items return again this year! Hotdogs, nachos, pickles, drinks, oh my!

Activities

Sabre el Pastel (Cake Walk)

Back by popular demand!  When the music stops, if you are on the chosen number... you win! We need lots of baked treats for this one-handmade or store bought donations of individual sized cakes, cupcakes, cake balls, cookies, brownies, dessert bars, etc. Please bring baked goods to FLAIM (Mayflower) the day of Fall Festival. Contact Amber Moran at 225.803.6914 or ambermizellmoran@gmail.com with any questions or comments regarding the cake walk, or complete the In-Kind Donation Form.

Dunk Tank

Bullseye! Come dunk your favorite heckling FLAIM teacher or parent!  Bring a change of clothes and a towel if you are an adult wanting to participate. 

Minute-to-Win-It Games

Test your dexterity and ingenuity in a minute for sweet prizes. Fun for all ages!

Boy Scout's Haunted House

BEWARE! Boy Scout Pack 428 are turning into ghostly ghouls and terrifying monsters to scare up support for their Pack. 

Sponsors

We are accepting sponsorships from individuals and businesses.