The Voice: Spring 2002
Kids Carnival is a hit
As alumni parents were enjoying the track meet, basketball games, and catching up
with friends, their children were having some fun of their own at this
years Kids Carnival. Children could bob for apples, spin-the-wheel for prizes, play board
games, or get their faces painted, all courtesy of Dordt student club members.
The carnival served as a fund raiser for student clubs and activities. Kids
and parents could support the clubs by buying tickets and using them at
any of many different booths. The photography club, which set up one of
the more popular tables, estimated that they earned $75.
But raising money isnt the only reason to have the carnival, club members
say. David Kok, a member of the Future Active Christian Teachers Club, points
out the obvious benefit for parents it offers something for the kids to
do while their parents are attending homecoming events. Its a great way for
Dordt students to be involved in homecoming, too.
As future teachers, this is right up our alley, Kok says. The kids
have a great time, and we really love to get involved with them.
Some club members admit that they get just as much enjoyment out of
the carnival as the kids do. Stephanie Lems, part of the Dynamics Dance
team, says, The kids really seem to enjoy it, and its good for
raising money, but its a lot of fun for us, too.