Falloween Fest underway this weekend in Walkerton

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WALKERTON, Ind. (WNDU) - The festivities began Friday to celebrate the tenth annual Falloween Fest in Walkerton.

The fun got underway in honor of the official first day of fall, which is Saturday, Sept. 22.

John Glenn High School Principal Will Morton said there are three reasons why they organize this year after year.

The main goal is to raise money for scholarships, but they also help raise money for clubs and local organizations. And lastly, it's about providing safe, family fun.

It's free to get into the festival and other activities like the petting zoo.

Money raised from the rides and food go toward the fundraising efforts.

Apart from your usual fair food, meals are served every day: pork chops were served Friday and a fish fry was scheduled for Saturday.

And since Saturday is the first day of fall, there will be a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. to celebrate.

Morton said students help organize it all and learn valuable lessons from the process.

"Students learn through this project the importance of giving back to the greater good," he said. "We're proud of that and we have done that successfully."