Hi, Hoboes! First, I apologize for this column's absence last Saturday. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and couldn’t email it. But those issues are now resolved.


Hi, Hoboes! First, I apologize for this column's absence last Saturday. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and couldn’t email it. But those issues are now resolved.



Anyway, I trust everyone has been enjoying our cooler temperatures and bright, clear skies!



Fall Festival recap



The long awaited "A Day in the Country Life” Fall Festival had a few glitches but was a wonderful, sunny occasion.



Due to military cutbacks and closures, the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)’s Green Beretscouldn’t participate in the opening ceremony as planned. And Pegasus, the famed miniature horse from Safe Haven Horse Rescue Center, attempted to leave the festival early, resulting in about 20 residents successfully subduing the stallion.



My booth with desserts, clothing, and arts and crafts didn't do so well due, I think, to where I set it up. However, we enjoyed the weather, music and other booths.



School happenings



Laurel Hill School report cards should go home on Tuesday. The second grading period has begun, and tutoring for LHS students — with parents’ approval — is available every Tuesday and Thursday, except early-release day, until April. Sessions start immediately after school and wrap up around 3:45 p.m.



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Tuesday, pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade students threw a "fall blast" on school grounds instead of going on the originally planned trip to a pumpkin patch. We Bounce provided bounce castles for the occasion. Thanks to them! 



Meanwhile, second-graders ventured out to the Baker Corn Maze, and our itty-bitty Hoboes from Head Start went to the pumpkin patch at Oliver's Nursery in Holt. There, Head Start participants picked pumpkins, had their faces painted and enjoyed other activities.



Finally, you have until Nov. 22 to buy fruit to support the Hobo athletic department! Let’s support our Hoboes!



Amber Kelley lives in Laurel Hill. Send news or comments to Hobo.homefront@gmail.com or P.O. Box 163 Laurel Hill, FL, 32567.