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Harvest Festival In Eastchester Brings Out Smiling Faces

The Harvest Festival was held on Saturday from all three elementary schools in Eastchester and here are some of the highlights from Greenvale Elementary.

With a picture perfect Autumn afternoon as a backdrop, student and families in Eastchester came together to welcome in the Fall season with the annual Harvest Festival, held at different times in the morning and afternoon throughout all three elementary schools.

At , students could be seen enjoying activities such as face-painting, pumpkin decorating or simply just enjoying being outside in the crisp cool air.

The Eastchester High School Jazz Band provided the tunes for the afternoon as spectators took up a chair or simply sat nearby, enjoying the sounds of Jazz coming from the local High School group.

The event was sponsored by the PTA and at Greenvale Elementary, Lily Schulz and Julie Torre were hard at work coordinating the efforts of over 250 people in this year's planting of the flower garden with over 800 bulbs that needed to find a place all around the school campus and come springtime, will undoubtedly add life and color to the school.

"This is the second year that we are doing this at Greenvale and the kids are having a blast, playing in the dirt," said Schulz who also commented that, "the kids will often throughout the winter return back to the exact spot where they planted their bulb in the fall, watching it grow and really getting excited about it come spring."

Diane Filiberti is the Co-President of the PTA at Greenvale and says that the harvest festival is truly a community event.

"I hope people see our school as a community and what affects one school affects another and that through everyone's efforts, the community grows and is a better place for everyone," said Filiberti.

From smooth Jazz to kids planting flowers, check out the slideshow of the highlights from Greenvale Elementary as well as video of the Eastchester High School Jazz Band.

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