Fall carnival makes a comeback at Bristol
Until this year, Bristol had gone six years without a fall carnival, according to Principal Steve Ferguson. But this year's PTA changed that.
He estimated that several hundred families and children were on hand for the event Nov. 2. Earnings from game tickets and concessions will be used by the PTA to help individual teachers with classroom expenses and “to get the PTA up and rolling again,” he said,
A big help was Vicki Robertson having transferred her child from Buena Vista to Bristol this year. Robertson had been the carnival chair at her former school.
“It was always successful at Buena Vista,” she said. “The kids really looked forward to it.”
Maggie Viskniskki, also with the PTA, described the night as “a real group effort. We worked together as a team.”
In response to a PTA request, a group of Air Force cadets (who make themselves available for such activities as part of their volunteer requirements), came in response to a school request. “They were great,” Ferguson said. “Usually when a carnival ends, it's just the PTA members and family members who clean up, but these guys - they were bam, bam, putting things away.”
One of the night's highlights was the car smashing on the outside playground. Shawn Rozell, a PTA member who also works part-time as a crossing guard and in the cafeteria, had a contact with Randy's Towing, which offered a free vehicle that had a fairly good body but no windows - perfect for people swinging a sledgehammer. Midway through the evening, the vehicle was nothing but dents. And at the end of the night, Randy's towed it away, Ferguson said.
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