The annual Bobcat Bonanza carnival is from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, home of the Bobcats.
The family-friendly event features food, carnival games, a bouncy castle and face painting. Dinner is available from Chuck’s Wagon. Visit the bake sale for a wide variety of homemade treats.
Kids and adults can try their hand at dunking Barranca Principal Brad Parker, Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn, School Board Member Kevin Honnell, pediatrician Ben Neal and others at an inflatable slide and dunk tank. Anyone 18 and over can sit in the dunk seat themselves.
The event also features a silent auction with a vast array of prizes donated by various local organizations. Prizes up for grabs include spa services, dining options, one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and handicrafts, more than two dozen bottles of wine, themed gift baskets creatively designed by each classroom, professional portrait packages, museum passes and memberships from around the state, recreation memberships (including golf, yoga, gym), children’s classes, movie passes and much more.
The funds raised at the event will help support school programs such as the science fair, field trips, playground improvements, teacher stipends and the school lunch assistance program.