Falconer, Maple Grove and Cassadaga schools will be combining forces to throw a homecoming red tent carnival today.
Today from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside Falconer’s Bill Race Athletic Complex, the three schools will be celebrating homecoming and welcoming the public to get to know some of the schools’ clubs and sports teams. Emily Scholeno, Falconer physical education and health teacher and one of the event organizers, said the idea is stemming off of last year’s event.
“Last year the idea came from the president of the Student Council, who saw other schools doing it,” Scholeno said. “We will use it as a fundraiser before the homecoming game and also will be trying to get more people to be there this year.”
At the carnival people will have tickets to use at the different games and events, such as a dunk tank. There will be a variety of games along with a bake sale and face painting. The overall event is to fundraise for the different school clubs and sports teams involved at all three schools — though Maple Grove and Falconer are combined for some sports.
Scholeno said bringing in the community to see all of the different participants is good for the younger generation.
“We are trying to do more to help the community see what their younger kids who may not be in school yet can do when they start at school,” Scholeno said. “We are trying to involve more clubs. Younger kids might not necessarily know about all of the different clubs and sports.”
While this event did happen last year, Scholeno said the goal is to make it bigger each year to help fundraise for more clubs and to get the community more involved. She added that it helps everyone to feel more involved together.
“As we start to merge more sports we want all three schools to feel more involved even though the event is at Falconer,” Scholeno said. “All three schools will be represented and participating that night.”
The event takes place right before the schools’ homecoming game and weekend. Scholeno encouraged anyone who had more questions to contact her at the school.
Source: The Post Journal