Cambridge Elementary School carnival to be Saturday

Sandy Hull
Cambridge Elementary School students are getting excited about the carnival on Saturday, May 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Getting ready for the event are, from left, front row, Kasey Carey, Courtney Swemline and Payton Catour and back row, Abbi Mathis, Riley Nelson and Olivia Akers.

    “Old-Fashioned Fun” is the theme for the Cambridge Elementary School carnival sponsored by the Cambridge Parents Club Saturday, May 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will consist of a hamburger, baked beans, chips, cookie and drink- lemonade or ice tea.

    Several inflatables will be set up in the school for bouncing from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Classroom games will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Two other popular events will include the dunk tank and pie in the face. The dunk tank will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., while the pie in the face will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Teachers, staff and Cambridge High School prom king Nate Mortensen will be taking a hit for the good of CPC.    

    Parents may purchase an armband for the night for one low price which will give their children unlimited bounce time as well as classroom game time.

    Children will also be able to dress up in old-fashione- clothes and have their pictures taken by the Cambridge High School yearbook staff from 5 to 8 p.m. Props will also be provided for the pictures. Orders will be taken and the pictures will be delivered a few days later.

    Something new to the carnival this year, is an old fashioned pinewood derby. The car kits are available for students to purchase prior to the carnival so they have time to make their cars. Kits are available in the school office.

    There will also be an old fashioned candy store located in the gym. Students will be able to purchase candy with their spare change.

    The “Experiences” will be back this year as the silent auction items. Students and their parents can bid on real live experiences such as being principal for the day, being superintendent for the day or making donuts for a night.

    Another new thing this year will be each classroom will make a basket to be auctioned off. Some of the baskets include a summertime fun basket, Ridgewood Spartan basket, favorite treats basket, movie night basket and a reading night basket.

    A 50/50 drawing will also be held during the night.

    “The carnival is a lot of fun for everyone but it is a lot of hard work,” stated Stacey Carey, CPC president. “We have volunteer sheets available and anyone volunteering their time for the night of the carnival will have their name entered to win a ‘Carnival Family Pack’ which will consist of armbands    and meal tickets for their family.”