Provided by The Goddard School® of Gainesville | Photos by The Goddard School
The Goddard School® of Gainesville celebrated its fifth anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 2, by hosting its popular Fall Festival. Welcoming the Gainesville community to join in the festivities, owners Lisa and Greg O’Brien opened the doors to the nationally acclaimed childcare center for a fun-filled day of family-friendly events.
From face painting and balloon twisting to a petting zoo and pony rides, parents and children of all ages came out to partake in the celebratory day. To help families get into the autumn spirit, children hand-picked pint-sized gourds from the pumpkin patch and decorated each with markers, paint, and other colorful art materials. Clydesdale horses also lead hay wagon rides for families to take memorable, fall-theme photos.
Additionally, the Fall Festival helped raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), whose mission is to advocate for abused or neglected children in Northern Virginia counties. Through a raffle supporting local businesses, all money raised will be donated to CASA’s Children’s Intervention Services division.
“We are honored so many in our community came out to help celebrate our milestone anniversary,” said Lisa O’Brien. “We’ve been given an opportunity to see so many children grow and learn at our Goddard School, and felt it’s important to give back to a local organization that helps and supports children in need.”
For more information about The Goddard School of Gainesville or the Fall Festival, visit GoddardSchool.com/Schools/VA/Gainesville.