HES carnival generates $5,580

The barrel train was a big hit with the children.Crowds estimated as high as 600 people, including students, came to Hillsboro Elementary School’s annual carnival, which was held for the first time at Joel H. Wiens Stadium. Students could choose from a variety of free games and activities at no charge. By the end of the time, which began at 6 p.m. and ended around 8:30 p.m., the event generated about $5,850 from $6 tickets for attending adults and additional contributions. Principal Evan Yoder said after expenses for the evening are paid, the remainder of the money will go toward the purchase of teacher supplies and the creation of a “Makerspace,” where 3-D printers and other technological products provide students hands-on opportunities for exploration, creation and learning. Head­ing the carnival planning team were Erin Beavers and Ben Schmidt.Face-painting was a popular activity for girls and boys.Abby Sechrist helps a Blinko winner choose his prize.Ben Schmidt adds more burgers to the barbecue grill.

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