On Sunday, nearly 800 members of the Gaynor community entered a school completely transformed into a Spring Carnival. The first hint that something new was afoot were the two huge balloon towers and 12-foot tall ringmaster on stilts greeting people at the front entrance. Once inside, students, siblings, parents, friends, and faculty and staff could choose from a host of activities, from photo booths to virtual reality games, bounce houses, carnival games, and face-painting.
When participants needed a break from the action, they headed to the Gaynor-themed snack bar. During the event, over 500 hotdogs, 350 pretzels and endless popcorn and water were served to hungry carnival goers. The kids were even able to custom decorate their own sugar cookies – some specifically chose Gaynor’s colors of green and gold.
This first-ever event of this magnitude was a terrific opportunity for parents and students to enjoy having fun with one another at school, and to get a chance to show their school with pride to siblings and friends. Kids of all ages enjoyed the activities – we even spied a few parents “testing out” the games.