The North Marion Parents, a nonprofit Parent Teacher Organization, held its fourth annual carnival at the North Marion Primary School on Saturday.
This community event gave many different student groups a chance to volunteer, including Key Club, Drama Club, MECCA Club, the junior class, the senior class, the eighth grade class, and sixth grade Outdoor School.
Activities for participants included various games such as Pumpkin Bowling, Go Fish, Pick Your Nose, a bouncy house and a fortune teller, played by Christi Christenson of Hubbard. Some children participated in a pumpkin carving contest and brought their carved pumpkins to the school, where attendees voted on the pumpkin they liked best. Prizes were awarded to three children whose pumpkins received the most votes.
North Marion Primary School Principal Tin Kha was the emcee for the event, announcing specials at the snack bar, prizes available to win at the raffle and asking children what they were enjoying at the carnival. The snack bar offered pizza, hot dogs, nachos, candy, caramel apples, funnel cake and popcorn.
Also present were members from the North Marion District School Board with information about Local Option Levy Measure 24-355, which registered voters living within North Marion School District boundaries can vote on Nov. 5.
Event sponsors include Woodburn Bowling, Pizza Hut in Woodburn, Lime Berry in Woodburn, White Rabbit Bakery in Aurora, Fir Point Farms in Aurora, Sherwood Ice Arena, Starbucks, Total Health, Lees Martial Arts Academy, Bullwinkles, Northwest Childrens Theater, Wilsonville Dental, Escape Salon, Pacific Hazelnut Farms, Wallace Video in Woodburn, Papa Murphys Pizza in Woodburn, Vogets, Garden World in Hubbard, Hubbard Chevrolet, Tire Factory, Hawk Soft, Inc. in Canby, Dr. Rustic, DDS, Safeway in Woodburn, Mega Foods in Woodburn, Les Schwab in Woodburn, and Walmart.
North Marion Parents would like to thank our members, who volunteered countless hours putting this community carnival together, and our sponsors, said Heidi Johnson, speaking on behalf of North Marion Parents.