A tradition for several decades at Morris Bye Elementary School, Coon Rapids, took place Friday evening – the annual school carnival.
Hosted by the Morris Bye Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the carnival has taken place on a Friday evening rather than a Saturday for several years.
“We want it to be an after-school event, not a separate event like it would be if it took place on a Saturday,” said Susan Israelson, volunteer services coordinator at the school.
New at the carnival was a business/craft fair, where families of Morris Bye students could promote their businesses, according to Israelson.
Tables were set up for the business/craft fair at three locations in the school – cafeteria, media center and a classroom – where parents/families could display their products.
The typical carnival games for the children were in rooms throughout the schools. The gymnasium, for example, had areas set up where kids could show off their skills at basketball, football, hockey and soccer.
Other games included putt putt frog, cake walk, crows in the corn, go fish, plinko, eggcellent adventure, cosmo toss and dino spin.
And there was also a room full of books which kids could take home, one for each ticket that parents had purchased at the carnival.
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