Carroll Catholic hosts annual fall festival
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[October 11, 2011]
The yard at Carroll Catholic School was
full of kids and adults on Sunday afternoon during the annual fall
festival -- people playing laser tag and jumping through the inflatables,
enjoying cotton candy and snow cones as if summer wouldn't end.
But that wasn't all the action. The gym was the scene for a giant
inflatable, face painting, balloon animals, penny pitch, a 50-50
drawing, a cake walk, silent auction of gift baskets and assorted
games designed to test the player's skill or Lady Luck. Players
could earn a handful of tickets redeemable for prizes like pencils,
small toys and fun gadgets; or 100 for a soda with lunch, or the
privilege of having one's own casual day at school.
Jerry and Colleen Roate co-chaired the event, and volunteers made
everything come together. Sponsors for the inflatables were Daisy's
Nail Salon, Leslie and Rich Singleton, Greg and Peggy Morrow, and
Scott and Jenny Singleton. Teachers Mrs. Sikes and Ms. Faith were
the good sports who got drenched time and again as students learned
to hit the target at the dunk tank.
Festival admission was $10 per person. In return, each person was
given a bracelet to wear as proof of admission. Games and
inflatables were free to anyone with a bracelet. The snow cone and
cotton candy stand was hosted by the student council to raise funds
Proceeds from the fall festival will be used for ongoing school
programs and materials at Carroll Catholic School.
[By MARLA BLAIR]