Volunteers with the Monett Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) are busy preparing for a new event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the new and improved Monett Elementary School. The Family Fun Fest will include a chili-hot dog supper, games, inflatables and entertainment for the whole family presented in a carnival theme. In the photo above, several PTO members, students and faculty members pose alongside a few of the decorations that will be featured at the Family Fun Fest. In the front row, from left, are: Leslie Henry, MES counselor; Emma Hunter; David Salsman; Blaine Salsman; and Nicole Salsman. Second row: Rebecca Merriman; Becky Potter, focus room teacher; Angie Hunter; Meredith Merriman; Harrison Merriman; Julie Southard; Brenda Burgherr; and Susie Gasser, MES principal. Prior to the festival, the Monett R-1 School District will be hosting a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Saturday to mark the completion of the renovation and new construction at the Monett Elementary campus. The ribbon cutting and Family Fun Fest are open to the entire community.
[Times Photo by Lisa Schlichtman]