Chocolate Factory is the 2014 Theme for Valentine Elementary's Annual Fall Fair

Published : Friday, October 3, 2014 | 1:45 PM

Carnival games, a cupcake walk and a swaying pirate ship are just some of the highlights of this year’s fall fair at Valentine Elementary School on Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Themed “Valentine and the Chocolate Factory,” the festival will feature old favorites such as face painting, Crazy Hair Salon, a raffle draw and the Valentine’s Got Talent Show.

There will also be rides and attractions including a water balloon launching game known as Water Wars and a 40-foot fiberglass slide.

One of the newest highlights this year is a live DJ and the unveiling of Valentine’s own “jail.”

Looking for a little friendly competition? Join the First Annual Family Relay Race. Trophies will be awarded to the top family in each category.

Snack Shack, Dogtown Dogs, California Pizza Kitchen and 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt will be onsite to provide food and drinks.

The celebration which started last month will culminate with the “Evening of Indulgence” Patron Party at the home of Jaime and Peter Gertmenian on Friday, October 10, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy tasty morsels and candy-inspired cocktails throughout the evening. There will also be other surprises that will “entice, delight, intrigue, astonish and perplex guests beyond measure,” an organizer said.

The annual fair began with the Pre-Fair Kick-Off Outdoor Movie Night featuring the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” in Centennial Field at Stoneman School last September 12.

The 6th Annual Fair Boutique was also held at the home of Eva and John Simpson last September 17. Participants enjoyed shopping, jewelry, handbags and clothing, also enjoying having coffee, breakfast pastries, salads and light refreshments.

Valentine Elementary School is located at 1650 Huntington Dr., San Marino. For more information, email event chairs Nancy Ko at and Zarana Patel at, call (626) 299-7090 or visit http;//

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