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Ames Fall Festival and its connection to Cultural Arts
The first Ames Festival was held in January 1996 and was started by former parent, Mary Ellen McGuire, as a way to raise money for the PTA to buy computers for the school.  When District 96 ended up funding the computers, the Ames PTA shifted its focus to raising money for Cultural Asts programs.  The choice to support Cultural Arts was made because of impending budget cuts to the Arts by the District.  … [ view original post ]