Plans under way for Saltillo Fall Carnival, scheduled for Oct. 27
From Staff Reports

Although still a little more than a month away, Saltillo’s Parent-Teacher Organization and school children are gearing up for Saltillo ISD’s annual Fall Carnival, the annual fundraiser slated for Friday, Oct. 27.

Each grade level will have one “walker” who will be asking different businesses to donate prizes for bingo. The walkers with the most points will be crowned king and queen. There will be three levels that will have a king and queen: kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth grade through eight grade, and ninth grade through 12th grade. The coronation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the carnival

This year’s walkers are: 12th grade, Megan Knight and Miles Payne; 11th grade, Yesenia Ochoa and Kenneth Poor; 10th grade, Laci English and Bobby Goldsmith; 9th grade, Deanna Van Holten and Colten Smith; 8th grade, Alexa Burkett and Fabian Muela; 7th grade, Ravyn Simmons and Cole Daniel; 6th grade, Luz Nunez and Leldon Momon; 5th grade, Isabell Aguirre and Conner Moss; 4th grade, Regan Hicks and Hunter Wilson; 3rd grade, Claire Jones and Joshua Palmer; 2nd grade, Kaylee Whitson; 1st grade, Jordan Sustaire and Lyle Bench; and kindergarten, Lindsay Butler and Kyle Hogue.

Also, three prekindergarten girls and boys have been named as flower girls and crown bearer boys to carry the flowers and crowns to be awarded during the coronation ceremony. Flower girls are Cheyenne Neal, Brooke Stacey and Lupita Nunez. Crown bearers are Ryan Pewitt, Jayden Holloway and Robby White.

Students will also be offering raffle tickets for a $1 donation per ticket for a chance to win raffle drawings for an iPod, portable DVD player and a $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate.

Following the 7 p.m. coronation ceremony, at approximately 8 p.m., the carnival  will kick off. Aside from bingo, other carnival activities and booths will include a bungee run, dunking booth and jumpy house, among many others.

Last year’s fundraiser generated more than $36,000 in cash, prizes and donations to benefit the school children served by Saltillo PTO. Donations for the stew supper alone totaled $679, while another 5,031 raffle tickets were sold. Overall, more than 500 business donated to the 2005 PTO carnival, which was attended by an estimated 700 people.

Kids also enjoyed playing 15 different carnival games, in addition to the bungee house, bungee obstacle course, tractor races, cake walks, pie walks and bingo that carried over from 5 p.m. Friday until 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2005.

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