HOTL Carnival ‘truly a community success’
Hundreds of kids and families showed up to Heart of the Lakes Elementary School’s Carnival on Friday evening to play games, eat food, and help raise funds for some new playground equipment at the school.
Principal Kari Yates said Monday that the carnival was “an overwhelming success,” with nearly $30,000 raised and lots of fun had by families.
“We were extremely pleased with the turnout,” said Yates. “This is truly a community success.
We are so grateful to everyone who supported us in any way at all, big or small.”
The halls, classrooms, and gymnasium of the school were jam-packed with people playing games, bidding on silent auction items, and participating in family-friendly activities.
Yates said this year’s silent auction was the school’s biggest ever, with more than 160 items up for bid and bringing in nearly $10,000. Another $18,000 was raised through student-sold raffle tickets.
“This will give us an incredible start toward our playground replacement project,” said Yates.
Yates commended the parents on the steering committee, the families who got their kids out selling tickets, the staff and the community for their support and generosity.