By Hyung Seok LEE
CV Weekly Intern
Dunsmore Elementary School concluded the academic year with its annual carnival on the afternoon of Friday, June 5 on the school campus. The theme for the carnival was Hawaiian, bringing dancers, food, games, and anything reminiscent of a tropical theme.
Everything about the day set a perfect scene for a carnival: The weather was sunny and cloudless with a gentle breeze blowing across the field. Students, parents, volunteers and carnival goers were eager to play the games, chase after friends, or visit with one another. Like a traditional carnival, the currency of the day was tickets. Tickets were used to play games, of which there were plenty. Activities included a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, and the chance to dance with two authentic Hawaiian dancers. Ticketholders could also buy great snacks and a Hawaiian meal.
The carnival was a fundraiser sponsored by the Dunsmore Parent Teacher Association (PTA). According to organizer Amanda Granier, planning for the event started at the beginning of the school year with a PTA committee consisting of volunteer parents.
Volunteers were not limited to parents. CVHS students could also be found on the campus lending a hand. “The least I can do to help our elementary schools is make sure the students have a good time now before they go into middle school and later high school,” laughed CVHS student and volunteer Susie Kang.