Spirits were high at the Spring Lake Park High School Student Council’s annual winter carnival Dec. 6.
Geared toward kindergarten through third-grade students, the carnival included nine stations to entertain kids.
Most stations required one ticket for participation; tickets could be purchased for a quarter apiece.
The carnival is not meant to be a big fundraiser for the council, said junior Kim Vu, who chaired the event.
“It’s more for the kids’ benefit,” student council member Madisen Dempsey said.
Dempsey and Luke Remme, both seniors, tended to the duck pond, a tank filled with water, glitter and floating rubber ducks. If kids selected a duck with a snowflake on its underside, they won a prize.
Other stations included a beanbag toss, a ring toss, a pingpong toss and a new snowball throw. Creative hairdo and arts and crafts stations offered respite from active, more fast-paced games. Many parents opted to cash in their last 25-cent tickets for bowls of ice cream, not lacking sprinkles.
Turnout was down from previous years with iffy weather, but student council members still had a good time, blasting holiday music and delighting the kids who did attend.
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