Greene Street Friends School hosts fall-fest fundraiser for Costa Rica trip

Students, parents, teachers and staff headed to Germantown on Saturday for the Greene Street Friends School’s Annual Fall Fair.

The school’s seventh graders, for whom the event helps raise funds needed for the annual Costa Rica trip, turned the gymnasium into a seasonally appropriate Haunted House filled with scary scenes amid near darkness.

Among the festive offerings — toilet paper-roll throwing, facepainting, a silent auction and, among others, “duck fishing” — was the dunk tank featuring Head of School Ed Marshall. (He splashed on more or less every throw.)

The event, which raises an estimated $6,000 annually, was created to help ensure every GSFS seventh grader can participate in the 10-day Costa Rica Exchange Program trip regardless of their ability to cover the costs themselves.

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