Each year, the Junior Class of Burt Township School hosts a Spring Carnival to assist in fundraising for their upcoming senior class trip. Traditionally, each class chooses two or three fundraising activities or games to operate at the carnival. The classes purchase prizes, make signs, decorate the gymnasium, and spend the evening manning the concessions and games. As the population of the school decreases, the students sometimes wonder if the carnival will make or lose them money. While an official tally has yet to be announced, it appears that the 2012 Burt Township Spring Carnival was a complete success!
As always, the community turned out in great support of the students. The cakewalk was a big hit, and a couple of the cakes brought out the competitive spirit in the meekest of us. Of course the jail was set up in the southwest corner of the gym and many a good man spent at least a few minutes of incarceration. Neither the young nor old could resist trying their luck at the fishing booth. The sponge throw had the customers lined up for the chance to toss a wet sponge at a hapless volunteer. The sophomore class got inventive and created an activity called Feel the Force which generated a lot of interest. A face-painting booth was tucked in the northwest corner, multicolored parachutes hung from the ceiling, and streamers were taped from railing to floor throughout the room. While time has moved on for the rest of the world, for a few hours, it stood still in the Burt Township School’s gymnasium Friday, April 13, 2012.