It’s official. You now “know” at least one former carnival barker. For one summer during college, I worked at an amusement park on the Jersey shore, trying to entice pigeons, I mean, carnival goers to try their luck at one of a number of carnival games.
Fear not, however, as no one will be looking at you as easy pickings on Saturday, Sept. 15, at ’s very first carnival. The entire Novato community is invited to attend from noon to 4:30 p.m. Clowns and jugglers and performers and artists will be out and about on the midway — the transformed parking lot — to entertain and amaze and amuse. There is no admission fee, but tickets can be purchased to play games, bop in the jumpy houses, and participate in other activities such as face painting and balloon animals.
Those who take enjoyment at seeing staff and other “dignitaries” drop in the dunking tank should definitely be there.
Right now, anyone can sign up to rent a booth space for $35 to sell items (not food) or put on a game. Got a ware? Maybe you're a fortune teller? Email Novato High’s own Stephanie Searle for more information about renting a booth.
Stay tuned for more information about the carnival in coming weeks. All proceeds benefit Novato High School students.
We Want a Pitcher!
And a catcher and outfielders and infielders and batters and coaches and fans. In short, we want softball teams. The are coming soon. Each school is encouraged to draft parents, alumni and staff to take part. The men’s softball tournament will be held with the week of Sept. 17 at IVC and the women’s tournament will happen the week of Oct. 15 at (with the championship game under the lights at ’s Gary Gates field).
Get a team started at your own school. Ask your school’s School Fuel ambassador for more information. Not sure if your school is fielding a team or have any other questions, email Jennifer Treppa for more information. All proceeds benefit School Fuel. See the fliers for more details.