2:33 am October 28, 2011, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
One of our schools is hosting a pumpkin walk/carnival tonight. The pumpkin walk is where kids can show off their costumes and their carved pumpkins. That part of the event is free. But right next door on the school grounds is a carnival-type event with games, jumpy houses and food. You can pay with $1 tickets for individual things or buy $12 wrist bands for unlimited games. (The food costs more.)
Here is my issue: For me to take three kids to this school event, it will cost me $36.
While I understand it’s a fundraiser for the school and the schools’ budgets are all being cut, it just seems like too much money for a school event.
Now you could go and only buy a certain amount of tickets but I just think you’re opening yourself up to fight with your kids instead of having fun.
I was discussing it with a friend and she said that was exactly what her school was charging. But she lives in Buckhead.
So I am wondering at other schools, not in Buckhead, what are they charging for school fall festivals or similar school events? Is $12 for a wrist band — $36 for a family with three kids — too much or reasonable?
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