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April 29, 2021 — The Shirley Hills Primary School PTA raised over $20,000 at their first-ever drive-through carnival on April 24. Students and their families drove through a course that included a variety of carnival games and the always popular food booths.
“We had an amazing turnout and wonderful feedback from our drive-through carnival!” said chairperson Megan Cegla, who added the event would not have been possible without the numerous volunteers and generous donors who were involved. "We were able to successfully throw a COVID-safe carnival and for that we are all grateful."
One parent commented: “My kids had the most fun driving through. Everything was so well put together and felt safe but so fun!”
The opportunity to soak Principal Scott Eidness and numerous wonderful teachers with water crayons was a highlight for many of the kids. Kona Ice was a great addition to this year’s carnival, according to Cegla, who also acknowledged the continued generosity of Scotty B’s Restaurant, which shared a portion of their proceeds from the week.
Proceeds from this year’s carnival will help the PTA continue to provide scholarships and school supplies to students in need, while hosting events that help expand the educational experiences of their students. Each year the PTA provides opportunities for reading, art and creativity growth through the Read-A-Thon, Adventures in Art and Imagination Fair programs.
“We do not have a big project planned this year,” said Cegla. “We were just trying to stay afloat during the pandemic to allow us to continue to support the school we love!”