Middle Tennessee Christian School will host its 50th Annual Fall Festival THIS Saturday, September 28, 2013. Fall Festival is one of Middle Tennessee Christian School’s oldest fundraisers. The event, held every fall, includes a carnival, merchandise booths, bar-b-que lunch, and auction. The very first Fall Festival was held in October of 1963 on the school’s front porch beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m.
Middle Tennessee Christian School is an independent school serving approximately 700 students from Rutherford and surrounding counties, pre-school through twelfth grade. Chartered in 1960, the school opened in the fall of 1962. The 2012-2013 school year marked the 50th year of operation for MTCS. MTCS is accredited by AdvancED, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the National Christian School Association.
The Fall Festival is hosted by the MTCS Patrons Association, led for a second school year by Patrons Presidents Clay and Beth Shirley. “We have added several new activities to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said Beth Shirley. “Our football homecoming is on Friday night and we are honoring our alumni at both events.” Visitors to the Fall Festival can also enjoy the new petting zoo, photo booth and train ride.
One of the day’s highlights is the live auction, led by local minister and politician, Teb Batey. Tickets for carnival activities and the BBQ lunch can be purchased at the school.
Hours of Fall Festival on Saturday:
- The carnival games and festivities begin at 9:00am.
- Barbecue lunch from Rick's BBQ is served from 11:00 until 1:00 in the cafeteria
- Live auction starts at 4:00pm in the elementary gym
- Tours of the school at 10:00am and again at 2:00pm, starting from the cafeteria.
Below: Past picture from the MTCS Fall Festival in the 1960's