COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL

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COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL – 12 DAYS TO LIFTOFF !! ALL THE MAGIC COMING UP …..

So much fun to be had by all at the 69th Annual Carnival! This year we introduce the action pack Inflatable Gladiator Joust and Boxing Ring. Want to challenge a friend and get some good exercise in? Check out these new incredible rides!

We are definitely pushing the envelope this year. Water Gun Art Booth! Thank you to Ms. Freeman and Stacey Gaff for creating this fun new art booth! We don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, so you will just have to see it for yourself!

A fan of Vietnamese food? So are we! Carnival welcomes our very first BANH MI Booth this year, graciously donated by OUI EATS & LES GIVRAL’S. BBQ/Lemongrass marinated chicken and/or pork inside a toasty French baguette smothered with garlic aioli spread, topped off with your choice of veggies, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeno and pickled carrots! Are we making you hungery yet?! Don’t miss out on this booth!

The Carnival Team is putting together all the details and it does take a village folks! Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers so far! Please go out and help us support our local businesses that contribute to this awesome event year after year! They are die hard POE fans and we couldn’t love them more! Show them how #POESTRONG we are!

UNDERWRITERS & BOOTH SPONSORS NEEDED

Are you a big fan of Carnival? Well then, come help us keep the dream alive! Carnival is funded by our great sponsors like you. Please consider committing to this very worthy cause, a fundraiser that benefits the children at POE. Click onto POEPTO.ORG to donate today!

ORDER YOUR CARNIVAL T-SHIRTS, TICKETS, WRISTBANDS AND RAFFLES NOW @ WWW.POEPTO.ORG/SHOP-CARNIVAL !! If you need additional forms, please check with the front office.

BOOTH CHAIRS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please sign up for Carnival volunteer opportunities atbit.ly/PoeCarnival2017

DRINK DONATIONS & STUFF ANIMALS

We will start collecting drink donations Oct. 16th- 27th for our drink booths. User friendly sizes of bottle water, Sprite, Cokes, Dr. Pepper, 7-Up, Gatorade, Capri-Sun, Nestle Teas, and any juices are some recommendations. Get a chance to win a pizza party for the class that brings in the most drinks! Please label each box with your child and teacher’s name.  The drop off site is by the front office under the “Drink Donation” sign.  You can get the full contest update at our POE CARNIVAL Facebook page!

We know you probably have a million and one stuff animals toy that has taken permanent residence in your home that is in desperate need of a better life! Well, now is a great time to do some early Spring cleaning ... donate your washed stuff animals to our Walk with Animals Booth and give them a fresh start! Drop off location will also be by the front office.

CARNIVAL BAZAAR The upcoming Poe Carnival will once again include a Fall Bazaar!  Anyone with a business that would like to sell jewelry, crafts, gift items, candles, services, etc., is invited to do so for a table rental fee of only $75. We are expecting a great increase in traffic this year so don't miss out!  Forms are available online or in the front office.  Questions?  Contact Diane Schoppe, Carnival Bazaar Chair, at carnival_bazaar@poepto.org or 713-859-2235.

HOW YOU CAN HELP !  There are so many ways to contribute to our Carnival that you’ll hear about in the coming weeks:  *Attend the Carnival on October 28nd!   *Buy tickets, wristbands & raffles   *Buy Carnival T-shirts   *Become a Booth Chair or Booth Attendant  *Underwriting/Sponsorship- from your family and/or your business   *Encourage your child to wear his/her costume for the Costume Contest   *Bring a dessert for our Dessert Booth   *Donate drinks for our Drink Booth   *Donate your washed stuffed animals for the Walk with Animals Booth

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT