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Foxhall Family Festival combines fun, Teacher of the Year ceremony Saturday
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Special Photo<br>Arbor Station Elementary School student Morgan Cole showed her enthusiasm for the school’s bear mascot with a paw print painted on her face during the 2012 Foxhall Family Festival.
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Arbor Station Elementary School student Morgan Cole showed her enthusiasm for the school’s bear mascot with a paw print painted on her face during the 2012 Foxhall Family Festival.
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The second Foxhall Family Festival featuring a variety of outdoor activities, vendors and the teacher of the year ceremony is set for Saturday.

The all-day festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Foxhall Resort at 8000 Capps Ferry Road in Douglasville.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the Douglas County School System. Last year more than 11,000 attended.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 the day of the festival. Tickets may be purchased from any Douglas County school or the central office on Gurley Road at Ga. Hwy. 5.

Scheduled outdoor activities include festival games; pony rides; archery; fishing; inflatables; hayrides; music; petting zoo; food vendors and more.

In addition to the festival, Douglas County School System in partnership with E-1 Track Club of Douglasville will be hosting a Foxhall Family Festival Fun Run to promote physical fitness. Races are planned for toddlers through adult.

The Fun Run cost is $10 per runner. Each runner will have to buy a fun run ticket at the festival.

The top 10 boys and top 10 girls in each category will win medals.

Races will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run 2:35, 2:50, 3:30 and 4:15.

The 2013-14 Douglas County teacher of the year will be named at 2 p.m. during the festival, and all 33 candidates for teacher of the year will be recognized.

The eight semifinalists include:

-High school semifinalists: Jason Backus of Alexander High; and Whitney Lester of Chapel Hill High.

-Middle school semifinalists: Carol Lobban, Turner Middle; and Tanganeki Shackleford of Stewart Middle.

-Elementary school semifinalists: Darien Carruth of Mason Creek Elementary; Michelle Jacobs of Chapel Hill Elementary; Andrea Nesbitt of Beulah Elementary; and Erika Prewett of Lithia Springs Elementary.

Major sponsors are still needed for the event and multiple levels are available, from $300 to $25,000.

Potential sponsors can contact Douglas County School System Community Relations Director Karen Stroud at (770) 651-2037.

For more information and a video about the festival, visit www.foxhallfamilyfestival.com.
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