Thurtene Carnival

Every year in mid-April, my alma mater holds the country’s largest and oldest student run carnival. Almost overnight, a miniature – although sketch-tastic – amusement park takes over part of the school grounds. One half is rides of indeterminate safety and the other half is student run booths – really just card tables and clever use of construction paper – boasting food and drink and the occasional carnival game. Of course, the big draw is the fraternity/sorority facades, student written and performed plays that take place in hastily built structures.

This was Lorelei’s first year and our first year in a long time. We rode the carousel and got a sno-cone the size of my head – it helped to wash down the samosas we got from the ASHOKA booth – and wandered in the crowds. I think it was a hit.

*Second picture taken by the husband.


About Kirsten

Wife, mother, writer and all around knerd. Maker of cookies, scarves and really big messes.

Posted on April 17, 2011, in Snapshots and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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