There was something for everyone at the Juliette Low Harvest Carnival, which took place on October 16. Students and their families enjoyed playing numerous games, including Spider War, Miniature Golf, Ring the Pumpkin, Skiddle Skaddle, Spin it to Win It, Roll the Gourd, Bean Bag Toss, and Wishing Well. In addition to these exciting games, the Carnival offered craft opportunities in which students were able to engrave necklaces, create art with colored sand, and have their faces painted and balloons twisted into whimsical animals by local artists. Students also enjoyed a bounce obstacle course and a train ride, which transported them throughout the harvest grounds.

Celebrity guests included Mickey Mouse, who raced from Disneyland for a special engagement at Low and was welcomed with hugs and cheers. Representatives from the Anaheim Police Department greeted families, and students were able to climb onto a fire truck and receive hats from firefighters of the Anaheim Fire Department. Students had the option of wearing their Halloween costumes, and a professional photographer took photos in a harvest-themed setting.

Families savored scrumptious tacos, including walking tacos, and a variety of carnival snacks. Kona Ice provided refreshing snow cones. At the petting zoo, students enjoyed interacting with gentle farm animals, including a majestic alpaca, gregarious goats, fancy chickens, and mellow rabbits. A variety of prizes were won through the opportunity drawing, including tickets to Disneyland and a flat screen television.

The Low Harvest Carnival was truly a community endeavor. It was organized by Jenny Hoerner and Susan Swick, first grade teachers; Kristin Medel, third grade teacher; Kristin Shelby, kindergarten teacher; Esau Perez, Parent Involvement Liaison; and several parents and community members, including Dallas Finn, Marty Walter, Virgil Tatad, Job and Lety Jimenez, Dinah Semcheshen, Paula Blum, Shanna Zamfir, Jasmine Newcomb, and Shadia Jeha. Approximatley 50 parents, 24 Low staff members, and 10 Anaheim Achieves staff members volunteered their time to assure a successful event. Over 25 high school volunteers from both Savannah High School and Oxford Academy provided support throughout the evening.

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