Chamisa gears up for fun fest this weekend

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School > Proceeds will go toward a major project

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Chamisa Elementary PTO is working on its annual carnival, which is open to the community and takes place this weekend.
The April 20 event is a fundraiser for a major school project as they ready for end of the year activities.
“We have brought in new games and have gotten some of the teachers to agree to going into a dunk tank,” said President Trisha Conlin. “There will be food and plenty of fun.”
The PTO has been working on fundraising to acquire new shade structures for the school. The hard working crew has raised enough money from fundraisers to put 3 canopies up in the upper team playground with hopes to inspire raising additional funds for another playground, in the future.
The fun fest will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a $7 admission fee that allows students to have four hours of non-stop games and play.
Parents can watch for free or contribute to the $2,000 goal by paying a $3 fee to play or take some throws at the dunk tank.
Cheetahs are currently collecting change in small boxes for teachers to see who gets to take the plunge on Saturday.
The fun doesn’t just stop with games, but includes a cupcake walk, bounce houses and prizes and Chamisa hopes the whole community will support this worthwhile effort.
“The teachers are great and love our kids, so it’s nice to be able to do something for them,” said Conlin. “Chamisa is a wonderful school. It is so open and inviting.”