Carnival offers games, prizes, family fun

Family fun and thrills of an old-fashioned carnival come alive Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 3 p.m., at Friday Harbor Elementary School.

A “FUNdraiser” for Island Rec’s new support group, FANS, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec, features more than 16 activity booths with prizes — from “Wheel of Fortune” to “The Incredible Edible Cupcake Walk”, to “Bowling Bonanza.”

Four inflatable “bouncy” houses will also be on hand, as well as such goodies as cotton candy and sno-cones. The Kiwanis Club’s “K-Boose” will also be baking up juicy hamburgers, hot dogs and more.

Admission is free; proceeds from the games and food — $1 tickets will be sold, with items ranging from $1 to $4 each — will help FANS in its nonprofit mission to create new opportunities for Island Rec to expand its parks, programs and services.

“Island Rec currently has very effective programs, but fundraisers like this can help make them even stronger and provide more opportunities for all members of our community,” said FANS President Cathy Kromer. “Plus, a carnival is a wonderful way for families to support Island Rec while at the same time having a great time together!”

The carnival also features a “razzle dazzle” raffle and plenty of surprises.

For more information, contact Kromer at 370-5315, or visit Island Rec, at


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