Painted Pumpkins Auctioned at Thorp Fall Fest

Emoji Pumpkin

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 O.A. Thorp Academy, located on Austin and Warwick, was filled with Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins this Saturday as Friends of Thorp hosted their Annual Fall Fest.

A chance for the Thorp community to come together, show case their talent, and really enjoy the season.

The 7th and 8th grade parents association, sold candy apples to raise money for a Washington D.C. trip for the 7th Graders and a Milwaukee trip for the 8th Graders.
While slices of pizza were being sold, the smell of popcorn in the air, kids in costumes running around, and even “Thorpy” the school mascot, was posing for pictures.

The capstone of the fest was the Painted Pumpkin Silent Auction where pumpkin works of art ranging from R2D2 to an adaption of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch were bid on by attendees.

“The monies raised from the fundraiser are being put aside to install a turf field,” informed school parent Mary Slota, “on rainy days the kids are forced to stay on track due to poor drainage and mud.”

Thorp Principal, Efren Toledo, Commended the volunteers of Friends of Thorp and thanked everyone in attendance for their participation.

O.A. Thorp is a selective enrollment school, with great teachers, and and a strong community.

If you are interested in joining the Thorp family the deadline to apply to is December14, 2018 apply at