Kickapoo hosts 10th annual fall carnival for OFH

October 17, 2011

Admission for safe trick-or-treating is two nonperishable food donations

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Kickapoo High School (KHS) students will host the tenth annual fall carnival and safe trick-or-treating to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kickapoo High School cafeteria and student center, 3710 S. Jefferson Ave.

Children may attend for a minimum donation of two nonperishable food items per person. The event wraps up Kickapoo’s week-long food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest who challenged local elementary, middle and high schools to a “Food Fight,” Oct. 17–21, to see which school could collect the most pounds per student. The winning school will receive a traveling trophy.

This Saturday’s fall carnival put on by KHS student clubs will feature face painting, pumpkin decorating, a fake tattoo parlor, “trunk-or-treating,” a photo booth, a sugar cookie decorating booth by the FCCLA Club, games and an FBLA-sponsored haunted house which is for ages 10 and up. Last year, 1,800 kids went through the haunted house.

KHS students have collected more than 13,000 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest since the high school began hosting the annual fall carnival. Last year’s event collected approximately 2,000 pounds.

Trick-or-treaters attending the carnival should enter KHS’ east entrance.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, servingmore than 300 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties in addition to long-term relief sites in Joplin. The Food Bank reaches 20,000 individuals weekly and distributes one million pounds of food monthly. OFH was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at and at