Dunsmore celebrates end of year with carnival

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.