ACTC Fall Festival Coming Soon

Morgan Hall

The Ashland Beacon


   Megan Smedley, Public Relations Specialist with Ashland Community and Technical College, recently gave us the low down on the upcoming Fall Festival that will be hosted at the local ACTC Campus. 

   “One of the things we have been striving toward at ACTC is putting the ‘community’ back in Ashland Community and Technical College. We have had limited opportunities to hold community-wide events on campus since 2020, so we are looking forward to seeing members of the community come out for our fall festival,” said Taylor Alexander, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. ACTC promises a fun fall festival that will bring the community together. “We have lots of activities in store, so we are certain this event will be fun for the entire family," added Alexander. 

   Here are all the important details: On Thursday, September 22, the event starts at 6:30 p.m. with carnival style games for kids, face painting, crafts, other yard games, etc. The event is open to the public and is free. They are asking those who attend, to bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene item to support their food pantry, which serves their students, faculty, and staff on campus who are in need of those services. Food vendors will be on campus during the event selling food items. So come hungry and ready to get a belly full of yummy food.

   At 8 p.m. they will be doing a free outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus. Please note: guests will need to bring their own chairs. "We will be handing out popcorn and also hosting a Sanderson Sister/Hocus Pocus costume contest. We will be giving our prizes to winners before the movie begins," shared Smedley. If you're ready to see the Sanderson sisters make a come back for the fall season, grab popcorn and bring your own chair. Who doesn't like a costume contest? I have been known to dawn a Winifred Sanderson costume myself, so you never know. As Winifred would say, " Come, we fly!" 

   For all those Hocus Pocus lovers, Disney will be releasing Hocus Pocus 2 at the end of September. That's right, September 30 the Sanderson sisters are coming to a screen near you, just in time for Halloween. The original Hocus Pocus was released July 16, 1993. It took 29 years to get another Hocus Pocus movie, and many would argue that the debut of Hocus Pocus 2 is long overdue. 

   "We will also have representatives from some of our programs set up to discuss their program with anyone who is interested in learning more," said Smedley. 

   All festivities will take place in the back lawn of our College Drive Campus, located at 1400 College Drive, Ashland. 

    In conclusion, ACTC knows how to bring the community together for a night of food, cinema and fun. It's time to enjoy those lovely cool fall evenings outside. Don't forget to bring a chair and maybe a blanket, curl up with some popcorn and watch the iconic Hocus Pocus with family and friends under the stars. 

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