Carnival Games 19

Carnival Games 19



I cannot believe the​ school trips that are offered to​ high school students .​
There are band trips,​ chorus trips and trips for the​ drama club .​
It seems that there is​ some type of​ fund raiser going on​ all the​ time .​
Through the​ years my daughter has sold candy bars,​ magazine subscriptions,​ cookie dough,​ discount cards to​ local businesses,​ Christmas cards and a​ variety of​ other things .​
This year the​ band is​ putting on​ a​ carnival to​ raise money for a​ trip to​ Chicago .​
My daughter asked me to​ be involved with the​ committee.
At the​ first committee meeting there were several parents and band members that came to​ present support for the​ project .​
We discussed what date to​ have the​ event as​ well as​ the​ carnival games that we​ would use to​ raise money .​
We did not want to​ spend too much money on​ prizes for the​ carnival games because that would take away from the​ profits .​
Three of​ the​ older band members volunteered to​ go to​ several businesses in​ the​ area to​ see if​ they would donate items that could be used as​ prizes .​
One of​ the​ teachers that came to​ the​ meeting had a​ catalog of​ cheap novelty gifts that could be used for some of​ the​ carnival games geared towards young children .​
We agreed that we​ needed to​ have activities for all age groups including parents .​
We decided that we​ would charge a​ nominal fee to​ get into the​ carnival .​
People could then buy tickets to​ play the​ various carnival games .​
We would have two centrally located ticket booths .​
Each of​ the​ carnival games would cost between two to​ six tickets depending on​ the​ size of​ the​ prize for that particular game .​
The games for the​ younger kids would cost one ticket because the​ prizes were very inexpensive .​
By having people pay with tickets at​ the​ various game sights we​ did not have to​ worry about having multiple cash boxes .​
We also had a​ different colored ticket for food items.
The band members would volunteer to​ man the​ carnival games .​
They decided that they wanted to​ dress up like clowns to​ add to​ the​ carnival atmosphere .​
The home economics teacher agreed that the​ band members could bake bars and cookies in​ the​ home economics area after school .​
Those students that were both in​ band and home economics were given extra credit for developing a​ budget for the​ ingredients needed and then going comparison shopping to​ purchase the​ items .​
The bars and cookies were sold at​ the​ carnival along with hot dogs and popcorn.
The carnival night was a​ fun time .​
There was great cooperation for those on​ the​ committee and the​ band members .​
All the​ different age groups seemed to​ enjoy the​ carnival games that were played.




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