THE FALL FESTIVAL at Venice Lutheran School features children’s activities such as face painting, a pumpkin toss, dunk tank and a jumper.

Venice Lutheran School will celebrate a yearly tradition, its Fall Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Pumpkins and fall decorations will provide the backdrop for the lunch menu, which will include grilled burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixings, plus a bake sale of freshly baked goods. Cold drinks will also be available.
“A children’s wonderland of game booths such as face painting, the ‘Fish Pond,’ the pumpkin toss, a dunk tank, a jumper, and many more attractions, plus a concert from the excellent VLS band make this the highlight of the year for many neighborhood kids,” said festival organizer Niki Blair.
“For the adults, live music and a raffle make for a perfect day in the neighborhood for the entire family.”
Admission is free and open to the public. The festival features a raffle, lunch and attractions. All proceeds will benefit the school and adjoining First Lutheran Church.
“The 2012 Fall Festival will be our 28th year of providing an opportunity for the Venice community to enjoy an old-fashioned, village-style harvest celebration,” Principal David Rusch said. “It has long been an important chance for Venice Lutheran School to meet our neighbors.
“This year, funds raised will go toward maintaining our authentic, mission-style facility as well as providing technology upgrades which help students and teachers keep pace with digital advancements in learning.”
Venice Lutheran School, formerly First Lutheran School of Venice, is the oldest parochial school in Venice, serving children in grades K-8.
First Lutheran Church was incorporated in November 1944, and on Sept. 13, 1948, First Lutheran School opened its doors as a one-room school for 25 children in grades 1 through 5.
Venice Lutheran School is at 815 Venice Blvd., Venice.
Information, (310) 823-9367, or www.vlschool.org.

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