Old Colony Fall Fest draws crowd

Sep 25, 2021

ROCHESTER — Bells were rung, balloons were popped and students were dunked at the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Fall Fest on Sept. 25.

The event, put on by the school’s parent-teacher organization, featured traditional fair fare like midway games, bouncy houses, vendors and a dunk tank.

“The goal was to bring the community together,” PTO president Debbie Quin said.

She attributed the lively nature of the festival to the student and parent volunteers who helped put on the event.

“We had a great group of volunteers,” Quin said.

With kids in bounce houses and families playing games and celebrating the start of fall, Quin said she was proud to be able to give community members a fun day.

“I’m so proud of the turnout and so proud we’re able to give this to the OC community.”

Voluntary donations at the door benefitted Old Colony, but Quin said the event wasn’t intended as a fundraiser. The parent-teacher organization just wanted to bring the community together.

“It’s been a tough year, and we wanted to give something to the community.”