Windermere carnival this Sunday

Fundraiser event features bouncy castles, games, reptile room, laser tag, food and fun

The third annual Windermere Carnival is this Sunday, September 22nd. The all-ages event features games, live entertainment, music and more.

As in years past, there will be inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy houses and games. Activities will fill the entire school field. Coming back by popular demand is a reptile room where you can get up close and personal with cool and creepy creatures.

New this year will be a full-fledged laser tag game set up in the school gym. Outside, horse lovers will enjoy the opportunity to pet one or two ponies that will be on-site. Free on-site activities include a corn maze hosted by the Invermere Public Library, a giant banner painting by BlackStar Studio, and some free games on the field too.

Bring your appetite! Rocky River Grill will be selling mouth-watering pulled pork on a bun. Hot Spot Pizza will be on site too, and Edibles and From Scratch will be selling tasty treats.

“It’s a great family event. It brings the whole community together for a pretty fun family day,” says carnival organizer Bridget Atterbury.

More than just a fun day, the PAC-organized event raises money for the Windermere Elementary School students.

“Every dollar spent at the carnival will be going directly back to the students at Windermere Elementary,” Ms. Atterbury explains, with money going to a wide range of projects and programming designed to enrich students’ academic experiences.

It is a massive volunteer effort to put on the carnival each year, with more than 80 volunteers coming together to make it happen, including Rockies players that generously volunteer to help make the day run smoothly.

Entrance is $5 per adult, $3 per child; children 4 and under are free. Activity / games tickets are $1 each, or a pack of 25 for $20. The carnival runs from 11-3 p.m. at Windermere Elementary School (4747 Government Street Windermere).

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