There was something fun for every ghoul and goblin during this year’s Boo Fest at Playa Vista Elementary School. Some enjoyed sampling chili from five local chefs, and others munched on fall-themed sweet treats like cupcakes adorned with chocolate spiders and brownies topped with candy corn.
Principal Rebecca Johnson greeted guests dressed as a stylish good witch. Aquaman reigned supreme, raising his trident over the crowd, while other popular costumes included characters from Disney’s “Descendants,” “Harry Potter” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
The highlight of the event was the pumpkin decorating contest, with entries ranging from Frankenstein’s head to Pac-Man. Some kids also chose to explore science-related activities, which included racing remote-controlled cars provided by local middle school Katherine Johnson STEM Academy.
Amanda Goldman, president of the Playa Vista Moms Group, reports the event raised more than $18,000 for enrichment programs, staffing and resources not funded by LAUSD.
— Shanee Edwards