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May 3, 2022 — The Shirley Hills Primary School Spring Carnival on April 22 was an overwhelming success, raising over $30,000—the most money raised in the history of the event. Record-breaking presales on tickets contributed to the fundraiser, while kids were just glad to be able to participate in-person again at a time-honored school tradition.
“We could feel that the community was ready to return to an indoor event,” said PTA carnival spokesperson Andrew Reinitz.
Parent volunteers, teachers, school staff, community volunteers and Mound Westonka High School students helped to create a great experience for the families in the community. From inflatable jump houses, to wacky hair, to the food court and games that kept people coming back for more, there was something for everyone. The silent auction was another success this year with several teacher experiences receiving the top bids.
The teacher’s pet booth, which evolved in 2021 to a raffle each day of carnival week during lunch, was a very successful fundraiser and helped build the excitement and anticipation during the week. Kids earned tokens in the games, which could be redeemed in the prize room for a variety of prizes. This year, a raffle was added so that kiddos could redeem their tokens for a chance to win one of three larger prizes.
“We were overwhelmed with the amount of support from the community,” said Reinitz. “We had our most successful carnival yet and are incredibly thankful for all those who came out to the event, the generous donors, the hard-working volunteers and the amazing staff at Shirley Hills for all of their contributions!”
Funds raised at the event support the education of Shirley Hills’ students.