Fall Fest Finds Fun for Families

While the weather whispered hints of snow, the Women of Nashotah House (WoNH) hosted this year’s Fall Fest for the children of seminary students, staff and faculty. Pumpkin carving and decorating, old-fashioned yard games — including bobbing for doughnuts and corn toss — as well as a sunset hayride were on the planned events page of the day. Yet this year included a few new additions — a scavenger hunt, a grilled bratwurst collection from around the world, courtesy Tom Heard ’15 and Jason Terhune ’15; and even a pet and child costume parade, hosted by Brittany Braddock.
The four-to-six-year-old parade participants all agreed they will bring drums and various noisemakers next year to liven things up a bit. Live and learn! Approximately 75 adults and children were in attendance, quickly popping open the umbrellas or dashing into various houses half-way through for an impromptu Wisconsin rain and sleet storm. But rain or no rain, the House persevered, enjoying a hayride organized by Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pokorny, ’15 and Mr. and Mrs. Christian Wood, ’16, where children and adults alike were surprised along the route by slightly spooky ‘Black Monks.’

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Located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1842 by a Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House belongs to the Anglican tradition of worship, theology and spirituality. That is, Nashotah House traces her roots to the Church of England and locates herself within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Comprehending the fundamental disciplines of Holy Scripture, Theology, Church History, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry, the curriculum at Nashotah House not only roots our students in the ancient wisdom of the Church, it prepares and empowers them to communicate the Gospel to the world today.