Clubs Shine at Fall Carnival


Image by Ellen Davenport

Mu Alpha Theta engages the crowd with a carnival game.

After a two-week postponement, the Fall Carnival was finally held. The Homecoming Carnival was supposed to be held on Sept. 17; due to possible rainy weather, the carnival was rescheduled for Oct. 8 under the new name, the Fall Carnival.

The carnival harbored 18 booths and stands that had activities ranging from creative games to colorful face painting and intricate henna tattoos.

Diversity Club’s booth was a hit with the crowd as club members applied henna tattoos and engaged attendees with a game that involved shooting down a pyramid of cups with a nerf gun.

The booths and stands went relatively well as clubs gained recognition and money.

“I liked the Green Club’s booth,” junior Hyeona Kang said. “You get to recycle and get free candy.”

The food and drinks that were provided in the concessions included sandwiches (courtesy of FFA), nachos, popcorn (provided by HOSA), sodas and bottled water. Ice cream was provided by Rita’s Italian Ice.

As great as the booths and concessions were, according to some carnival attendees, the carnival was a bit of a letdown and could have had much more potential.

“I expected it to be much bigger,” junior Violla George said.

The carnival provided opportunities for clubs to represent their cause and purpose. It also gave a chance for future McNeil students to get a glimpse of what the school is like.

“It would have been nice if more people would have come,” senior Ainsley Romero said.