Games, treats bring youth to Purdy Carnival

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There were so many treats available at the Purdy Elementary School annual carnival on Friday that participants could either take in another game or try negotiating with each other for the prize they wanted. Choosing to barter, from left, are: Isaiah Hughlett, Cyrus Williams and Jackson Lee. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

There were so many treats available at the Purdy Elementary School annual carnival on Friday that participants could either take in another game or try negotiating with each other for the prize they wanted.

There were games around every corner at the annual Purdy School Carnival on Friday. This group of students wound a conga line through the hallways in celebration of the good time they were having. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
One of the more unusual games at the Purdy School Carnival was Face the Cookie, played in Sarah Willson's classroom. The goal was to place a cookie on your forehead then wiggle your face until grabbing the cookie with your mouth before it fell. Chase Chancellor, left, a winner in an earlier round, came so close to winning again, but his Oreo this time slipped off his cheek to the floor. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
One of the trickier games at the Purdy School Carnival was Hillbilly Golf, where players took a bolo of two small Nerf balls strung together and tossed them to try to hook the rack across the room. Courtney Patterson, right, repeated her strategy numerous times. Teacher Melissa Horn, left, said Hillbilly Golf has been one of the longest running games done annually at the carnival. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
A game where everybody wins at the Purdy School Carnival was the Lollipop Tree, where players picked the prize from the top down. Helen Rodriguez ran the game, as Ayleen Rodriguez and Andelym Vineyard reached for prizes, while Brinlee Vineyard enjoyed the fruits of her choice. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
One of the big prizes at the Purdy School Carnival was the Christmas tree and assorted decorations in a drawing, run by Beth Abramovitz, left. Desany Fisher and Wendy Cairus, right, pondered how many tickets to buy. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Alia Medrano, center, tasted the chili purchased for supper by Domitila Sandoval, right, at the Purdy School Carnival, but decided it was a little took spicy for her taste, sending her back to her noodle soup. Brian Medrano, left, was content with his chili, spice and all. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Second-grader Dalton Stanford rushed forward to push the button to dunk Purdy School Superintendent Steven Chancellor in the dunk tank during Friday's Purdy School Carnival, a new activity to go on the top of Chancellor's list of "fun things I don't want to do again." Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Faculty and administrators alike engaged in fun activities during the Purdy School Carnival on Friday. Julie Dalton, elementary principal, took her turn getting a pit in the face, this one from sixth grader Hadley Hughes, discovering the safety goggles weren't a whipped-cream-proof barrier for the enthusiastic students. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Face painting and other beautifying activities drew a steady crowd at the Purdy School Carnival on Friday. Emma Mareth provided satisfied customer Ellie Becker, 3, with a fine pedicure that she displayed for the rest of the evening. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
The cake walk was a popular stop during the Purdy School Carnival, with lots of cakes and cuisine delicacies spread on the table at rear to entice a steady line of players. Kindergartener Noah Fritz, center, waited for caller Savannah Harris to declare him a winner so he could peruse the tasty treats. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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