Monday, May 25, 2009

Fun is Key to School Fundraising Event Success

Candy floss, music, laughter, games, sunshine - it was a real carnival atmosphere. It was fun! 'It' was the Ross Road Spring Carnival on Friday night and we were there with bells on, well actually Lavish & Lime t-shirts.

We made a 'live' appearance at the carnival's Retail Alley and loved every minute of it. Why? We like to support local when we can and also, this was a fun event.

There were the school choirs on a flat bed truck, the ever-popular cake walk, dance/karate demos, bubble blowing, chalk drawing, hair painting (in lieu of face), karaoke, lots of food, a booth where you could pet and hold snakes (my absolute least favourite), the freebie corporate booth from BC Hydro's Powersmart program and the games - 'cow' milking, 'fishing' pond, choose a lollie from the lollipop tower, football throwing and more. Then there was the walk around by the Olympic mascots Sumi, Quatchi and Miga - a big hit.

The kids were running around having a great time. So were the adults.

Not surprisingly, we've heard the organizers were happy with the dollar results. With so much going on, the event had atmosphere. It felt like a real carnival. It was fun. A lot of work, but fun.

PS. Looking to raise funds for your school or group through something other than an event? Check out our fundraising program at our online eco boutique Lavish & Lime.

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