Grandparents feted at Horizon Prep

RANCHO SANTA FE — It might have been a blistering hot day, but that didn’t keep grandmas and grandpas from attending Grandparents Day at Horizon Prep on Oct. 1. More than 300 grandparents and parents joined the 400 youngsters attending Horizon Prep for a special celebration honoring grandparents.
The festivities began at 10 a.m. as middle-schoolers greeted each grandmother with a white rose as they entered the All Family Chapel. Grandparents were also treated to special musical presentations offered by the preschool and kindergarteners and a few students read letters that began: “I love my grandparents because … ”
Doug Southerland, chaplain for the San Diego Padres, spoke to the young and old alike on the subject of wisdom. Afterward, students shared specially selected Bible readings and then Students of the Month were honored — and you can be sure their grandparents were proud! Those honored included Chloe Burnitz, Jacob Montes, Sam Nassar, Kylie Lugo, Marissa Hastings and Keeley Thompson.
By noon, all three generations had worked up an appetite so all welcomed a picnic on the spacious lawn behind the chapel. Even though it was uncomfortably hot outside, there were umbrellas and plenty of cool drinks to keep everyone happy.
On Oct. 31, Horizon Prep will be hosting a Harvest Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. The festival is designed to be an alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating, the traditional way to spend Halloween. The Harvest Festival will feature tethered hot-air balloon rides; a mega-slide; a climbing mountain; an inflatable obstacle course, and much, much more. Best of all, admission is free. It promises to be a great night for the entire family.

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