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Sequoia Union School throws ‘Barnyard Bash’

Sequoia Union School throws ‘Barnyard Bash’

K-8 school in Lemon Cove holds its annual fall carnival on Oct. 6

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LEMON COVE — The Sequoia Union Elementary School Parent Guild invites the community to attend its annual fall carnival, set for 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

This year’s “Barnyard Bash”-themed event will deliver traditional family fun, including bingo, a delicious deep-pit beef dinner, mechanical bull, blow-up obstacle course, cake walk, carnival games a photo booth and more! A vast silent auction, made possible by the generosity of myriad local business owners, will also be available for those who want to do some early holiday shopping. Approximately 600 people attend this event every year to show their support for Sequoia Union’s students.

Sequoia Union is a kindergarten through eighth grade single-school district in Lemoncove. Approximately 350 students attend the school.

The carnival is hosted by a dedicated group of parents whose only goal is to raise funds for the school’s field trips, performing arts programs, National History Day competitors, and school assemblies, sports equipment, and uniforms. Last year, Parent Guild’s efforts raised approximately $29,000 during the carnival. This year, the goal is $32,000.

Students travel the state on some of the most enriching field trips possible. Some destinations include California’s historic missions, Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park, a local dairy, SCICON, and a tour of our state Capitol in Sacramento. These trips, along with many others, comprise our revered “Classroom on the Go” program, which for several decades has helped Sequoia Union stand apart from its peers by offering every student a chance to learn outside the traditional boundaries of a classroom.

The delicious from-scratch dinner benefits the 8th grade class, which is raising funds toward their three-day tour of San Francisco at the end of the school year. Dinner tickets are $8 adults and $5 children. For those who would like to make a donation to the carnival, please call (559) 564-2106 or email ptc@sequoiaunion.org. The PTC is a 501 (c)3 organization and all donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Business and family sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact PTC for more information.

Entrance to the carnival is free and game tickets cost just 25 cents each. The Sequoia Union Parent Guild welcomes the community to this family evening and looks forward to another great year on campus.

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