After postponing due to a stormy forecast, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur has moved its annual fall festival to November 6.
The festival, originally slated for October 30, serves as a fundraiser for different school clubs and activities. Special Education teacher Sally Henry said this marks the festival’s second year, and last year hundreds of guests came out to support the school.
“It helps our school and different organizations and clubs raise money for their classes,” Henry said. “Our community can come out and see our school.”
The festival will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Little Village located on the east side of the OSD campus at 1100 East Oklahoma Avenue and will include carnival games, a cake walk and a puppy booth. Games cost between 50 cents and $1. The event will also include a free hayride around campus as long as the weather permits.
Kids can trick-or-treat in the village from 5 to 7 p.m. and the OSD Key Club is running a haunted house for the occasion. Admission is $3. Henry said while costumes are not required, they are welcome.
“We postponed it, so we’re going to pass out candy,” Henry said.
Henry said the school used to hold the festival every year before a hiatus, but she revived it last year.
“We used to do it as just a little festival for the school,” Henry said. “We hadn’t had it in a long time.”
The little village is a teaching tool used by OSD classes and has a school, store, bank, city hall, dentist’s office, and chicken coop. Students use it as part of their curriculum, but the village is also available to other schools by reservation for activities.
Henry said if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will move indoors to the school’s gym.