Binks Forest Elementary School Carnival Nov. 3

The annual Binks Forest Elementary School Hometown Harvest Carnival is just around the corner, and the planning committees are working day and night to ensure another successful event again this year. The carnival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school campus.

The Hometown Harvest Carnival is one of the biggest fundraisers for Binks Forest each year. There will be food, games, pony rides, attractions, a vendor boutique, basket drawings and more.

“This year the funds raised at carnival will be used to purchase guided reading materials, math manipulatives and enrichment academic resources, and to continue to upgrade our technology to increase student achievement for all of our students,” Principal Michella Levy said.

The carnival is a collaborative effort between the Binks Forest PTA Board, the teachers and staff, and the many volunteers who make it all possible. “We are really excited about this year’s carnival,” said Sherry Derrevere, Binks Forest PTA vice president of ways and means and carnival organizer. “We’ve extended the hours and added some new attractions, including a dunk tank and some larger inflatables. We have performances on the Wellington Soundstage, a DJ, live jazz bands and much more!”

The carnival is also a time for outreach and partnerships with businesses in and around our community. The basket drawings are one of the carnival events that everyone looks forward to with great anticipation.

“Each year we request donations for the baskets” Binks Forest PTA President Tanya Siskind said. “Tickets, passes, gift cards and autographed memorabilia are some of the items that we get. We are very proud of the incredible support our school receives from the community.”

This year’s presenting sponsors are the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, Planet Kids at Wellington, Premier Health & Wellness, Shullman Orthodontics and Symons Family Chiropractic. Dunkin’ Donuts in Wellington on Forest Hill Blvd. will be participating as the dunk tank sponsor.

Unlimited-Fun Wristbands for children cost $20 at the door. For sponsor and vendor opportunities, contact Siskind at