Nearly 200 STAR employees and their families gathered at the home of Regg Swanson on October 15th and enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day for STAR’s 6th Annual Fall Festival. Children raced around in the yard enjoying all of the day’s activities of pumpkin painting, a rope swing, bobbing for apples, and of course Mr. Regg’s Famous Hay Maze. In the front field families enjoyed pony rides and a very elaborate petting zoo (provided by Phil Hooker Farms) that included goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys, a llama, a cow, a dog and a camel.
“STAR went above and beyond with the petting zoo. My 5 month old son, Frank, was just taking it all in. He even got kissed by the camel which made him laugh,” said Benji Philpott who’s wife, Amy, has been working for STAR for 8 years, “STAR really captures the essence of family and seeing all these families here today proves just that.”
Families enjoyed the annual weenie roast and s’mores around the campfires too. After lunch Regg started up the tractor for hay rides around his farm. The afternoon concluded with Trunk-or-Treat down Regg’s driveway.
“What could be nicer than to gather a group of folks together on a beautiful fall afternoon! The setting was perfect with
rolling hills, cows and pumpkins. The kids came dressed in their Halloween costumes ready to paint pumpkins, dunk for apples and roast hotdogs. Each year we are invited to the STAR Fall Festival with planned activities for all. I’m not sure who had more fun, the kids playing in the straw hay maze or our fearless leader, Regg , giving hayrides on his tractor”, said Judy Sumislawski who has been working at STAR since December, “ How blessed are we to work for a company that cares so much about their employees and family”.