Carnival raises money for diabetes research


On Oct. 9, 2012, Leesville Road High School hosted a carnival for clubs during their Community Night, which included Leesville Elementary, Leesville Middle, Sycamore Creek Elementary and Hilburn Academy.

Some clubs represented included French Club, National Dance Honors Society, SkillsUSA and Executive Council.  Most of the booths featured games; however, the French Club booth served food, the only booth allowed to do so this year.

“French Club was allowed to serve food this year [which is different from years past],” said Majid Fakhoury, French Club President, via email.

The carnival’s main purpose was to raise money for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).  JDRF is also raising money by donations from classes and a walk, which will take place on Nov 10. The class that raises the most money will win a Bojangles’ or Krispy Kreme breakfast.  “A lot of clubs raised a lot of money for JDRF, including Exec. [Executive Council], which raised 50 dollars,” said Ingrid Chen, senior and Executive Council President.

This carnival had a few differences from those of years past.  “The carnival is usually with the Powderpuff Game, but was separate this year,” said Chen.  The Powderpuff games are scheduled for Oct 23.

Finally, this year, the carnival was brought inside due to inclement weather.

In short, the carnival was a great opportunity for the Leesville Community to come together and have fun, as well as raise some money for diabetes research.


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