ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools will be holding ONEFEST ‘12, showcasing excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1. The three-day event will kick off with a college fair for high school and middle school students in the Dunn Sports Center on Thursday.
Friday’s events include the No. 2 Elizabeth High School football team squaring off against Franklin High School in the North Jersey, Group 5, Section 2 playoff game on Williams Field. The two teams met previously this fall at Williams Field with the then No. 5 Minutemen prevailing over Franklin 49-13 on the strength of three touchdown passes from QB P.J. Walker to senior receiver Kyle Ward and two rushing touchdowns from RB Jahad Thomas. Both Thomas and RB Kesan Campbell rushed for over 100 yards while Walker completed 15 of 16 passes for 250 yards in the victory.
The three-day program of events for ONEFEST will also include art and cultural exhibits and performances; children’s activities and games; sports competitions for children and adults; and a talent show.
ONEFEST is open to everyone from the Elizabeth Public Schools and the community. All events taking place at Dunn Sports Center, Edison Career and Technical Academy, and Williams Field for ONEFEST ‘12 (excluding the football playoff game) are free.
The Dunn Sports Center is located at 151 Pearl Street; Williams Field and Edison Career and Technical Academy are located at 625 Summer Street in Elizabeth. Street parking is available at all locations. For events taking place on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, a shuttle service will be available from the parking lot in front of the Dunn Sports Center.
For a full schedule of activities, visit: www.epsnj.org/onefest