Jade Opfer, 9, of Sedalia, tosses a ring at the Pop Toss station, Saturday in the old gymnasium, during the Smithton R-VI School Parents Teachers Organization Carnival. Opfer was attending the carnival with her friend, Smithton student Aubree Huddleston. The PTO fundraising event was also hosted in the school’s new gym and in the multipurpose building.
A kindergartner at Smithton R-VI school, Aiden Baker, 5, goes down a slide at the Bounce House station during the PTO Carnival, as his father Joshua Baker, of Smithton watches, Saturday. Tickets could be purchased for cotton candy, a cake walk, a pop toss, a mini basketball throw or other games during the fundraiser.
After playing Minion Toss at the PTO Carnival, Zoey Iliff, 3, gets to choose a prize from Smithton R-VI School teacher Karen Lauer, left, as her mother Becky Iliff watches. Lauer said besides the carnival they were also having an auction and a pasta dinner Saturday evening. All the funds would benefit classrooms such as with field trips and Chromebooks.
Inside the multipurpose Building, Aidan Huddleston, 12, a Smithton R-VI student, plays Plinko, during the Smithton PTO Carnival on Saturday. Huddleston went on to win a plastic, inflatable guitar. PTO member Holly Frazee said the group raises approximately $20,000 each year for the school. She added that the carnival/dinner/auction is their biggest fundraiser.