Carnival returns for a day of fun in the sun

The Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School Carnival made a triumphant return on May 21 with hundreds of students, families, and faculty members enjoying a day of rides, games, and camaraderie.

The front lawn was transformed into a fair-like atmosphere with attractions ranging from a bungee trampoline and a rock climbing wall to an inflatable obstacle course and an eighth-grade dunk tank.

The event was organized by a committee of parent volunteers, with Kim Cutino serving as chair. In addition to preparing for the event, parents staffed game and food booths, and contributed baked goods to the popular Cake Walk. Families also sold benefit drawing tickets, with prizes such as a year of car washes and a Disneyland vacation. Because of their efforts, Carnival raised thousands of dollars that will be used to purchase materials that directly benefit the students.

This was the first Carnival held at Catalina in three years, and the community was clearly thrilled to have it back.

View photos from Carnival.

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