Fall Fest at RFH on October 19th

October 22nd, 2013

October 19 Announced as Date for
Annual RFH Fall Fest
 ”A Fun Celebration of the Earth and All of Its Gifts”
Rumson — For a fun time and an educational look at ways to protect our natural resources, few events fill the bill as well as the annual Fall Fest at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
Now in its third year and hosted by the RFH Environmental Club, Fall Fest heightens environmental awareness and appreciation and benefits local organizations as well as the RFH Environmental Club scholarship fund. 
This year’s event will be held on the grounds of the high school at the corner of Ridge and Bingham Roads in Rumson on October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vendors participating in Fall Fest reflect the day’s themes of “having fun while celebrating the earth and its gifts of food and decorations.”
Participants can expect quality offerings from Freezee Freeze, That Sounds Delicious, Oceanic Decoys, Cups and Cakes, and Rain Barrels International.
Rain barrels, which protect streams and oceans from runoff pollution while reducing water bills, are available for purchase in a fundraiser organized by RFH Environmental Club and Rain Barrels International. 
Barrels must be ordered in advance of the event by visiting www.rainbarrelsintl.com, clicking on the “EVENTS” tab, and specifying Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. 
In addition to the ever-popular vendors, several RFH student organizations are participating in Fall Fest by hosting information booths and providing an assortment of free treats. These include French Honor Society, Art Honor Society, and Key Club. 
Student volunteers from Key Club will be on hand to collect non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations for their “Students Change Hunger” campaign.
The donations will be distributed to organizations in Monmouth and Ocean county that supply local food banks — such as Red Bank-based Lunch Break — which are seeing an unprecedented high demand at this time.
Local environmental organizations such as Clean Ocean Action, American Littoral Society, and Surfers Alliance will sponsor booths at Fall Fest as well. Representatives from these groups will provide details about volunteer opportunities and conservation efforts in the areas surrounding the Rumson-Fair Haven community.
Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations
mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885