October 1976

Homecoming Carnival preferred over floats
by Debbie

    Most feelings about the Homecoming carnival were optimistic. To many people, the carnival this year was better than the float building of the past.
    In the Field House, many booths and games representing various organizations and clubs were set up. Among these were a car where one could let out all frustrations whacking it, a guillotine where one could get a picture of himself before he lost his head, a jail which held convicts all night, and a ring which held the best pillow fights in the world.
    The carnival was the place to see can-can dancers, listen to music, guess how many jelly beans were in a jar, buy raffle tickets, and do other activities. In the cafeteria there were many clubs selling food. Crepes, pizza, and other snacks were some of the food being sold.
    [Asked what they thought about the carnival] Julie '79: "I thought that the turnout of kids was great. I liked the sophomore class Demon car the best." Debbie '78: "I had a lot of fun. It was well run." "...the carnival was great. It gave a great number of students a chance to participate," stated French teacher Miss Barr. Nancy '79: "I thought that the carnival was a good idea. Also, I thought the pep rally afterwards was more exciting." As to the success for the organizations involved, Kathy, President of the Pep Club, said, "Everyone came out ahead. I enjoyed the carnival, especially the music and the jail. I hope that it will be bigger next year." Marianne '79: "... next year it will be better if more booths and games are added. Chris '79: "It was fun. I hope that it will be bigger next year. Maybe invitations should be sent to the public." One student interviewed said that they hope that the float building will continue instead of the carnival....
    Much thanks goes to all the clubs, Student Council and the many other people that contributed to the success of the carnival.