Carnival wraps up week of fun at Camp Smokey

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
No carnival is complete without the consumption of a huge amount of the spun sugar floss called cotton candy. This Barry County Youth Camp attendee sported a large pink cone, that matched her pink and black tiger mask face paint design, created by Gloria Grimsley, at the annual carnival Thursday evening, which signaled the final night of festivities at Camp Smokey. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat

No carnival is complete without the consumption of a huge amount of the spun sugar floss called cotton candy.

With a little face paint, a bit of glitter and a few brush strokes, face painting artist Gloria Grimsley completed the image of a pink butterfly on the face of one of the happy campers attending the 54th annual Barry County Youth Camp carnival on Thursday. Other campers sported tiger masks, spiders and other creative designs by Grimsley. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
Summer Sullivan, left, one of Camp Smokey’s directors, presented Sandy Pfitzner, seated, a token of appreciation for her 27 years of dedication and support of the 54th annual Barry County Youth Camp. Pfitzner has served as the nurse at Camp Smokey, caring for the scrapes and bruises of youngsters attending the annual Barry County Youth Camp. A health issue kept Pfitzner from serving this year, but she made the trip to celebrate the final evening of camp, which closed out with a carnival, complete with cotton candy, sno cones, face painting, balloon animals and a dance. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
Joel Ridenour, left, a volunteer at the annual Barry County Youth Camp, watches as a camper aims for the target in hopes of winning a prize at the carnival, which took place at Camp Smokey, on the grounds of Roaring River State Park, on Thursday. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
One of the many carnival activities taking place on the final night at Barry County Youth Camp, which takes annually at Roaring River State Park, is face painting. This camper sports an intricately painted tiger face, thanks to the artistry of Gloria Grimsley. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
Jerrod Jarvis, who provided the entertainment at the annual Barry County Youth Camp carnival on Thursday, might have been being a poop head. He is pictured sporting a balloon commode, featuring a happy little deposit, on his head. Jarvis provides disc jockey services at various area events. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
Effie Collins, a volunteer at the 54th annual Barry County Youth Camp carnival held Thursday, prepared a sno cone for one of the campers in her favorite flavor, “blue.” The carnival concludes the week-long festivities for campers. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
This Barry County Youth Camper took aim with his balloon bow and arrow, crafted by the one and only Spangles the Clown, at the 54th annual Barry County Youth Camp carnival, which took place Thursday, at Camp Smokey in Cassville. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
Food, fun, games of skill and dancing were hallmarks of the 54th annual Barry County Youth Camp Carnival, where more than 96 campers, counselors and volunteers celebrated the final evening of festivities. The event took place Thursday, at Camp Smokey, on the grounds of Roaring River State Park in Cassville. Melonie Roberts/Cassville Democrat
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