By ABBY SLANKER
With the gym full of games and a bouncy super slide, Hilltop Elementary School students and their families enjoyed a night at the carnival during the PTO’s annual Winter Carnival March 22.
In addition to the games, the evening included dinner and a DQ sundae bar. Carnival games included gorilla grenades, basketball free throw, potty toss, apple roll, frog jumping, tic tac toe, golf, ladder ball, football throw, bean bag toss and home run.
Kids also had their faces painted, got temporary tattoos and got all decked out to have their pictures taken in a photo booth.
Adding to the carnival theme, a clown was in the gym making balloon animals and freshly-popped popcorn was available for purchase.
The event was chaired by Julie Miller and is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going toward purchasing technology for the school.
Members of the Canfield High School’s Leo Club and National Honor Society volunteered to work the games at the carnival.
Lining the hallways outside the gym were baskets for the Chinese auction, which was chaired by Tina Wilkins.
Each class at the school was assigned a theme for a class basket, such as candy overload, gift cards, lottery tickets, snack attack, family movie night and Canfield Cardinals, and students were invited to donate items to be included in the basket. Local businesses also donated items to be included in the auction.
A bake sale was held during the carnival with donations of sweets provided by Hilltop families.
Attendees gathered in the gym at the end of the evening to find out if they were a lucky winner of one of the Chinese auction baskets.
As the students exited the building at the end of the night, they were given a treat bag to take home and adults could enter a drawing to win a gift card, courtesy of the PTO.