A haunted house, a petting zoo, carnival games, live entertainment, a chili cookoff, a 70-foot inflatable obstacle course and rides around the neighborhood on a vintage Carlsbad Fire Truck driven by actual Carlsbad Fire Department firefighters. These are the things one can expect at the Kelly Elementary School Fall Carnival taking place Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Carnival visitors can purchase tickets on-site for an array of attractions for 50 cents each, or a wristband for $25 that includes 15 free tickets and all-day access to the obstacle course, petting zoo and haunted house.
The carnival will also features a "paw"sibilites auction, taking place online at biddingforgood/kellyschool and live during the event.
“We’re very excited to introduce our inaugural carnival auction,” Kelly PTA President Lauri Hutchens said. “Up for bid are amazing items, from gourmet coffee and theatre tickets to Disneyland and Las Vegas vacation packages. One lucky bidder will win a backyard movie night for up to 30 people, complete with popcorn!”
She encourages people to check out the auction before the carnival. People can still bid on the auctions even they can’t make it on Saturday, she said. All the proceeds from the carnival will go to support the school.
“The PTA uses proceeds from the carnival and auction to support art, physical education, technology, science, field trips, and our Reading Counts programs,” Hutchens said. “With Principal Tressie Armstrong at the helm, Kelly has earned an enviable reputation as a close-knit neighborhood school. Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive strong community support. The carnival is our way of giving back and raising money to ensure continued excellence in support of our students.”
Admission is free and the public is invited. The school is located at 4885 Kelly Dr. For more info, visit, kelly.schoolloop.com.
— Kelly Elemetary PTA press release.