Generation after generation it has always been true. The one place where you can find fun and games and the best home baked goodies in one place at one time has always been the elementary school carnival, and Saturday was no exception. Beth Born and a team of teachers and staff at Portsmouth Elementary School staged an outstanding carnival at the school building.
“We have inflatables for the kids. We have a carnival for the kids. We have lots of vendors with wonderful things for sale -everything from household items to crafts, arts, bows, smell-good things, and a lot of great food to sell,” Born said. “We also have live entertainment on our stage throughout the day.”
Among the entertainment was Circ d’art, Rhythm and Rinestones, two local dance crews.
“We have a little bit of everything,” Born said.
People walked the halls and tried to decide if they wanted peanut butter fudge, Reese’s cake, cookies, or any number of other delicious items. Others tried out cosmetics and asked about household items and pored over a table of jewelry.
In the gym kids tossed balls into the elephant’s mouth, and others tried their hand at hockey.
“The proceeds go for two different things – one for the Right To Read Week committee. They plan our Right To Read Week every year including the carnival and all those things. It goes to purchase books and other things to get kids excited to read,” Born said. “and the rest of the proceeds go to the Positive Behavior Team, which is a team of people who plan rewards for our students who show positive behavior.”
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