CHC Fall Traditions

Race at the Cape and Fall Festival Unite Community

Cool weather, candy everywhere, pumpkin-themed everything, leaves changing colors, and spooky haunted houses are what comes to mind when someone said “Fall Festival” or “Race at the Cape”. Fall Festival and the Race at the Cape were a success this past weekend, Saturday, October 13. The Fall Festival is a fun-filled festival to celebrate all fall has to offer to the CHC community Some of the booths included meeting kittens, hair dying, the cakewalk, pre-trick or treating, candy jar bar, and a spooky haunted house. When asked prior to Fall Festival, Sophie Lane (‘20) was most excited for the cakewalk because she loves cake. Brynn Earl (‘21) was most excited for the Race at the Cape Henry 5k because she loves how all the alumni come back to run with the cross county team.

In past years, entry to the Fall Festival was free and tickets could be bought to play games and get food. This year there was a $30.00 fee for an all-access wristband. For Race at the Cape, it was set up like past years. When asked what Brynn’s favorite things she got to do on Saturday, she said she “loved watching the little lower schoolers run the mile. They were so cute!” Sophie loves getting her hair colored, so she was so happy when she was able to get her hair dyed in the bus circle. Since both girls went to Cape Henry for lower school, they were both asked what they most remembered in past years. Sophie’s favorite thing about Fall Festival has not changed much over the years. Every year she has looked forward to the cake walk even though she is 17 now. Her favorite activity when she was in second grade is the same as now. Brynn has always had a love for running. Year after year, Brynn most looks forward to running the Race at the Cape.

Overall everyone is the CHC community had a blast. This CHC tradition has lasted 20 years and hopefully, with the participation of students and parents, it will live on for many more years to come.