Wednesday, Jun 19th

A Beautiful Day for A Carnival

WOOD1Three elementary schools held their carnivals on Saturday May 11 – one of the most beautiful days of the spring. Here are some photo galleries from Fox Meadow, Greenacres and Edgewood Elementary Schools.



Fox Meadow Elementary School


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Melissa Saffer was one of the chairs of the Fox Meadow Carnival and she said, “I helped chair the fair last year as well and with a little trial and error, I think we finally found the perfect recipe for a successful and fun event!”

This year’s fifth graders' set up Caine's Arcade in the gym with games that they created on their own, using cardboard, other recycled materials and a whole bunch of creativity. The other FM students really enjoyed playing those games during the Fair. In addition, the music, photo booth, airbrush tattoos and a bubble show were a hit!
Also chairing the event were Melissa Saffer and Katy Goldman who said, “Our Fair this past Saturday was wonderful! The weather was picture perfect! The games, activities, community service opportunities, and food trucks were all great but the best part was our community showing up and enjoying time with their families and friends.”

Greenacres Elementary School

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At Greenacres, the community enjoyed playing field games, Gaga, and a variety of carnival games. Arts and crafts, food trucks, and a talent show added to the overall fun atmosphere. Kids enjoyed performing on the outdoor stage, where they displayed their talents doing magic tricks, singing, dancing and delivering comedy routines.

Edgewood Elementary School

On May 11th, Edgewood school's courtyard transformed into a vibrant fair ground, as the PTA orchestrated an extraordinary fair that captivated attendees. With its student-chosen theme centered around the boundless wonders of space, the event soared to new heights under the banner of "Out of This World."
The fair, a culmination of months of meticulous planning by the dedicated members of the PTA, offered a plethora of activities and attractions to suit every age and interest. Among the highlights was a large alien ball game, a whimsical creation by the art teacher Mr. Fitz, that drew children like magnets, eager to experience the cosmic challenge it presented.

Children, eyes wide with anticipation, formed lines that wound around the red carnival booths and games adorned with cosmic motifs. What made these booths and games truly special was that each one was handcrafted by volunteers from the Edgewood community. From the intricate designs of the moon rock toss to the meticulously painted red booths, every detail reflected the craftsmanship and dedication of those who had poured their hearts into making the fair a memorable experience.
As children eagerly awaited their turn at a game, their laughter blended harmoniously with the melodies of the parent-led band known as the “The Chompers.” Their spirited performance drew cheers and applause, further enhancing the festive atmosphere.

Excitement soared as participants eagerly purchased raffle tickets, hoping to win stellar prizes generously donated by local businesses and residents. The anticipation reached its peak as winners were announced, adding an extra layer of joy to the festivities.

The carnival atmosphere was electric, fueled by the enthusiasm of both young and old alike. With each successful toss and every victorious game, cheers erupted, echoing across the fairgrounds like shooting stars streaking across the night sky. It was a sight to behold—a tapestry of joy woven by the hands of the Edgewood community.
Amidst the whirlwind of excitement, the local volunteer fire Company 1 made a grand entrance, as three vehicles rolled up to the fair. Children's faces lit up with awe and admiration as firefighters showcased their equipment and shared valuable safety tips.

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No fair is complete without a feast for the senses, and the Edgewood Fair delivered on this front with flying colors. From cosmic cotton candy to meteorite-inspired popcorn, the culinary offerings were as diverse as the galaxies themselves. Families gathered around picnic tables, sharing stories and laughter over cuisines from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

What truly set the Edgewood Fair apart was the unwavering support of volunteers from the community. From manning the game booths to serving refreshments, every aspect of the event was made possible by the selfless dedication of parents, teachers, and local residents.

As the day drew to a close, the fair reached its pinnacle with the highly anticipated 5th-grade pie eating contest. With eager determination, the students plunged into their pies, amidst a chorus of laughter and encouragement from the crowd. After the final pie was eaten, attendees reluctantly bid farewell to another enchanting chapter in the Edgewood Fair’s history.

The line from the Edgewood School song, "And the Fair in May by the PTA! Is the highlight of the year," resonated through the minds of those departing, a testament to the enduring tradition and cherished memories that the Edgewood Fair brings to the Edgewood community.

Photos by Matthew Hill. Hill is a Senior at SHS. He has studied photography for several years. He was a four-year varsity wrestler and captain for the last two years. Next year he will be attending The College of Arts and Sciences at NYU and be part of their NCAA wrestling team.

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