Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Carnival

Jackson had a very fun Halloween carnival on Friday night. It was so great to see how the community comes together to put it on. All the food and nearly everything else was donated by families. And then local ward youth and University of Utah students ran the games and the haunted house. It was a lot of fun...and very busy.

Unfortunately, Michelle got sick on Thursday and couldn't go. She was so disappointed because she'd been looking forward to it for months.

But Ella had a great time...

There was a costume contest and Ella saw several of her friends.
Kids decorated pumpkins and had a display.

They got their faces painted.

They went "fishing" and had haunted hula hoop contests.

There were also crafts to make, a "spooky" haunted house, a bean bag toss, a cake walk, Halloween Bingo, a pumpkin walk (like the cake walk but you won a pumpkin) and other games. We didn't even have time to go to all of the games, but it was sure fun. I also saw a former student who is now in college. She was there painting faces, so that was fun. And since one of my best friends has her daughter in Ella's class, I got to hang out with her all night. It was great.