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Making Buddies at the Festival of Friends

Washington Township High School Interact Club Hosts Annual “Festival of Friends”


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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Washington Township High School’s Interact Club hosted its annual “Festival of Friends” last weekend at the high school. At the Festival of Friends, Interact invites mentally and physically disabled adults from surrounding group homes for a day of fun with the high school students.


Each year, the Interact Executive Board is changed with coming up with a Festival of Friends theme. This year, they chose a Dr. Seuss-themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Friends.” All of the decorations, name tags and prizes were Dr. Seuss-related.


WTHS students buddy-up with one of the adults and chaperone them through the festival games and lunch, where they served pizza, soft pretzels, chips and Rita’s Water Ice (donated by the Sewell location).


In the above photo, WTHS students gather for a group photo with some of their “buddies” at the annual Festival of Friends.