Fireweed Academy offers community fall festival on Friday

Homer’s Fireweed Academy will host their fall Harvest Festival FUNdraiser on Friday, Oct. 20 at the West Homer Elementary School gym from roughly 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is open to the community. Members of the parent-teacher organization and other volunteers will be serving soups, salads and bread.

There will be a live auction with Chris Story as auctioneer, as well as a silent auction. The sixth graders will be making some edible artwork to be auctioned off and Fireweed principal Kyle Darbonne will be emceeing.

Fireweed has hosted this event in the past. The last one was held in 2018.

The Fireweed Frescoes will provide a short violin concert at 6:15 p.m. with coordinator Kim Fine and conductor Abimael Melendez. Teacher Carly Garay has helped the Big Fireweed students with three-dimensional art project on sandhill cranes, according to Anna Raupp with the PTO. Those will be on display in the hallway for people to see. Art from Little Fireweed will include projects related to birch trees and owls.

“We want people to know that we are fundraising for field trips, artists in the schools and other projects throughout the year and anyone who is interested in joining is welcome,” Raupp said. The cost for the event will be $12 for adults and $7 for children.