American Tobacco’s First Family Fun Fest A Success

Fall Family Fun Fest
Kids enjoyed painting pumpkins at the 1st annual Fall Family Fun Fest.
Fall Family Fun Fest
The YMCA hosted a full array of games and goodies for the children.

The American Tobacco Campus hosted its first annual Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 29, 2005, from noon to 5pm in the outdoor Amphitheatre. Entertainment included the sounds of Latin Jazz by Carnavalito, with additional musical performances by the Durham Children’s Choir and the Durham School of the Arts Steel Drums.

The YMCA provided tricks, treats and games for kids including pumpkin painting, face painting and a moon bounce. American Tobacco Campus restaurants, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, The Symposium Café and Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, participated by offering Oktoberfest style food, soups, sandwiches, pizza and assorted beverages to those families attending the event.

Fall Family Fun Fest
Music of all kinds entertained the crowd.
Fall Family Fun Fest
Lions and tigers and bears…oh my!
Fall Family Fun Fest
Kids were jumping for joy over the YMCA games.

Earlier in the day, the American Tobacco Campus hosted Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s Halloween 100 Bike Ride. A total of 586 bike riders participated in the 50k/100k race which included scenic routes through Durham County and Hillsborough. Proceeds from the race will go towards sponsoring the construction of a home in Habitat’s E. Ellerbee Street neighborhood.

Fall Family Fun Fest
This little one frolics on the lawn.
Fall Family Fun Fest
Even the King himself, Elvis, stopped by.
Fall Family Fun Fest
The amphitheatre lawns were filled with music lovers.
Fall Family Fun Fest
Parents & kids alike put faces on pumpkins.
Fall Family Fun Fest
The results of the children’s hard labor…a whole patch of fun pumpkins.
Fall Family Fun Fest
This little witch would charm the socks of the scariest ghost.

American Tobacco looks forward to next year’s Fall Family Fun Fest which will have a “Retro” theme. We’ll have entertainment dating back to the 60’s!

Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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