Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Landrum Fall Festival Marks Successful Revival

The Landrum Lions Alumni Association Committee hosted the first Fall Festival at Landrum Middle School in more than a decade recently. The festival held on Nov. 2 ranks as an amazing revival story all its own, raising thousands of dollars for new scholarships to benefit seniors who graduate from Northbrook High School and are Landrum Middle alumni.

 Last year, the association awarded six student scholarships. This year, the group hopes to award even more awards as support from fund-raising events like the festival and community donations add up in the weeks and months ahead. The fund-raising event supports the Spring Branch T-2-4 goal to double within five years the number of graduates who earn a technical, a two-year or four-year degree that supports their career dreams. The last Landrum Fall Festival was held 15 years or more ago, organizers said.

The Landrum Fall Festival kicked off the day with the Dia de los Muertos 5K Fun Run. Superintendent of Schools Duncan F. Klussmann blew the race whistle. Next up, eight student soccer teams competed in a soccer tournament for the top title. In addition, three live bands performed including Alpha Dogs, El Ejemplo and Pulso Electrico.

The bands kept the crowd pumped and energized throughout the festival run. A separate car show included classic models, hot rods, low riders, low rider bikes, and racing cars. Food options ranged from delicious enchiladas, plátanos fritos, chicharrones, corn in a cup, sausage on a stick and tamales to nachos, frito pies or American-style hot dogs.

Other gastronomical delights included cold snow cones, cotton candy, candy apples and pan de muerto. As parents filled themselves with homemade food, their children enjoyed games and bounce houses. Booths set up by vendors, companies and school groups and organizations were also popular attractions. “Many of those that attended claimed the festival brought on a sort of small-town feeling.

This success couldn’t have been possible without the help and tremendous commitment of numerous faculty members, students, parents, alumni, friends and family members,” said committee member and festival organizer Andres Bautista. In addition to Bautista, Landrum Lions Alumni Association Committee members are Aby Flores, Yolanda Macias, Mari Olivarez, Lenin Santana, James Girard, Priscilla Griffin, Molly Haas, Daniel Lopez, and Lenin Santana. All are reported eager to host the second annual Landrum Fall Festival next year.


  1. This was an AWESOME event! The school and the community really worked together to make this a fun day for everyone who attended. What a great way for the Landrum Lions to support SBISD T-2-4 and this year's Northbrook graduating class!

  2. Arnulfo Olivarez, past employee and suppoterNovember 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Landrum's success prove that anything is possible if people believe in the school, themselves and the support of students, faculty, parents and supporters in the community. I attended and had a great time.


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