With the cooling temperatures and the changing of the leaves, you can tell it's finally fall. And to bring in the season, two students organized a family fall festival.
The "RAVE Family Fall Festival" at Sparks High School featured games, costumes and raffle prizes, and was a benefit for the Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation - a group that supports caregivers of children with disabilities. (RAVE-an acronym for Respite And Volunteer Experiences.)
The festival was organized by Miranda Gutenberger and Sarah Woomer, two juniors at the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology, as part of a service learning project.
They say they picked "RAVE" as their service project because it doesn't get enough recognition, and RAVE workers say they were honored.
"We are very thankful for them choosing our organization to be giving back to our community," says Korine Viehweg, executive director of NNFF.
If you'd like to get involved, RAVE will be holding more benefits and events over the next few months. To learn more about the RAVE Foundation, go to www.raveforkids.org/