BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo students and families in the Fruit Belt neighborhoods are celebrating the autumn season.

The Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School hosted their first ever fall fest Saturday as part of the Community School Saturday Academy.

Students and families enjoyed hayrides and pumpkin decorating along with a free mobile clinic health screening.

The Fruit Belt Better Block, Better Life also took place at the school and residents were able to look at a new community garden space that will be open to the public.

The school principal says the community schools initiative's goal is to bring new opportunities to kids and their families.

"Establish community schools within the neighborhood, bringing partnerships together to offer opportunities for our children and parents with the ultimate goal of increasing enrollment of our neighborhood children to come to our schools," said Serena Restivo,  Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School Principal.

The principal tells us they hope to continue this event every year.