Candy apples, cider donuts, and hot chili. What else could be better on a sunny, beautiful fall day? Fall Fest at IMS was packed with lawn games, inflatables, and arts and crafts. Open to the entire community, everyone made the most of the action-packed afternoon.

A hay ride that took passengers around campus and all the way to the ponds was definitely a highlight for smaller children and parents. Older students enjoyed the bungee jump and the donut-eating competition, which challenged groups of 12 participants ages 1 to 15 to devour donuts hung from the cross bar of the soccer goal without using their hands.

The Green Team and Diversity Club sold delicious food items, including sweet treats, hot dogs, and drinks selections. Kids could also pick one of the many pumpkins from Daisy Hill Farm to paint, have their own faces painted, or sit for the caricature artist who sketched stylized portraits of festival goers.

Proceeds from this successful event will fund future residential programs at IMS.