Hearnes Elementary School hosts a fall school carnival

Thursday, November 17, 2016

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- "Hearnes Pumpkin Carnival Reading Night" for preK through fifth grades was Oct. 27 at Hearnes Elementary School.

Over 250 people attended, making this one of the best attended events the school has hosted according to Charleston R-1 parent liaison B.J. Babb who organized the Title I Parent Involvement event.

Games and activities were held throughout the school, with many games mixing the subject of reading with the fun of a school carnival. In the blue gym, students played games like "Witch's Brew," "Monster Pizza" and "Bucket Toss." Students made a Blue Jay pennant banner at a coloring station.

In Pod E, families played a round of mini-golf and in Pod D, the Hearnes PTO held a fall fundraiser.

The gray gym was host to face painting, board games and a throwing game called "Save the Ocean."

According to Babb, the highlight of the event was the food area held behind the school. "In what turned out to be a beautiful autumn evening, participants enjoyed s'mores at a special campfire station, pizza and hot chocolate under the carport and a campfire story read by a police officer," Babb said.