Snowflake Days children’s carnival delivers fun for everyone

Sand Creek Elementary School’s gymnasium was bursting at the seams when some 200 people stopped by the Coon Rapids Snowflake Days children’s carnival staged there Feb. 15.

Hosted by the newly-crowned Coon Rapids Junior Royalty families, the event featured face painting, concessions, carnival games, snowflake crafts, and a magic show.

This year, the carnival event was moved from Epiphany Catholic School facilities to Sand Creek in order to accommodate the crowd.

“This carnival is always so popular and everyone has so much fun, we wanted to make sure there was enough room,” said organizer Diane Buszta as the carnival came to a close.

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Her face freshly painted Hello Kitty-style, Samantha Roberts creates a miniature foam crown during the Feb. 15 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days carnival. Photos by Sue Austreng Coon Rapids Snowflake Days Junior Commodore Dillon Rumble rubs a toy helicopter into action as Saturday’s carnival comes to a close. Emily Strubel gets a royal fun-do hair-do, styled by Missy Rumble during the Coon Rapids Snowflake Days carnival. Kelly Gese paints a Spiderman mask on Corbyn Matlage’s face while Libby Kelley (behind Gese) turns Briella Reitzel into a princess. Face painting was a favorite attraction in Sand Creek Elementary School’s gymnasium during the Feb. 15 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days carnival staged there. Petite Queen Caris Clark seems tickled pink as she and dozens of other young audience members enjoy the magic show put on by Robert the Magician during the Feb. 15 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days Children’s Carnival.
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Kelly Gese paints a Spiderman mask on Corbyn Matlage’s face while Libby Kelley (behind Gese) turns Briella Reitzel into a princess. Face painting was a favorite attraction in Sand Creek Elementary School’s gymnasium during the Feb. 15 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days carnival staged there.