LEMON COVE — The old wild west might be a thing you read in history books but the Sequoia Union Elementary School Parents Guild is inviting parents and students alike to come out and experience it for themselves. Hosted at Sequoia Union the community can attend the fall carnival from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Carnival goers be overwhelmed with fun while they take a walk through the “Wild West” theme.
This year’s “Wild West”-themed event will host a variety of attractions for all ages. You can begin the evening by enjoying a delicious homemade deep-pit beef dinner, benefitting this year’s 8th grade class trip to San Francisco. Next, the adults can get a jump on holiday shopping as they peruse the vast selection of items available at our silent auction. The silent auction is made possible by the generosity of many of our local business owners and families—you are sure to find something for everyone on your list!
Kids and adults will be entertained all night as they work their way through over fifteen different carnival games, including bingo and a photo booth, collecting prizes along the way. For the adventurous crowd, there will be a mechanical bull ride, hamster ball roll, bounce houses, and obstacle course. Of course, don’t forget dessert! Score some sweet treats at the snow cone or cotton candy booths, or try your luck at the ever-popular cake walk!
The carnival is hosted by a dedicated group of parents and teachers whose only goal is to raise funds for the school’s field trips, band and drama programs, National History Day competitors, and school assemblies. Last year, this event raised over $30,000, the most in school history. This year, we hope to set a new record as we continue to offer more opportunities to our students.
Sequoia Union is a kindergarten through eighth grade single-school district in Lemon Cove. Fundraisers such as the fall carnival make it possible for each of our approximately 350 students to expand their learning beyond the traditional classroom. Students travel the state on some of the most enriching field trips possible. Some destinations include California’s historic missions, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hospital Rock and Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park, a local dairy, SCICON, and a tour of our state Capitol in Sacramento. These trips, along with many others, comprise our revered “Classroom on the Go” program, which for several decades has helped Sequoia Union provide these amazing opportunities for its students.
Dinner tickets are $8 adults and $5 children and can be purchased at the door, or at the Sequoia Union office, beginning October 2nd. Dinner will be served until 8:30 p.m. Entrance to the carnival is free and game tickets cost just a quarter each.
Approximately 600 people attend the fall carnival every year to show their support for Sequoia Union’s students. For those who would like to make a donation to the carnival, please call 559-564-2106 or email [email protected]. The PTC is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Business and family sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact the Sequoia Parent’s Guild for more information.
The Sequoia Union Parent’s Guild welcomes the community to this family evening and looks forward to another great year on campus.