Costumes and Candy at the Carnival

Published: Oct. 23, 2023 at 10:56 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Pirates, skeletons and princesses galore showed off their costumes at West Valley High School’s annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday afternoon. Many volunteer West Valley students were involved in the planning and organizing process, and in hosting the fun and games.

“We host the carnival as a West Valley community for Fairbanks,” explained Heather Damario, one of the teachers present at the event. “We just hope the students who are volunteering really get a sense of community and what it means to be a part of Fairbanks.”

Attendees were invited to dress up in their best costumes, and they delivered.

“The kids that come in, whether they’re one year old or 18 years old. We hope they are just having a great time hanging out with their friends, doing the cupcake walk, playing some games in the gym, maybe getting a little face painting during the fall season,” Damario added.

According to Damario multiple West Valley student groups came together to produce the event, with teamwork and with enthusiasm. “Within the carnival GSA is having a bake sale, the sophomore class is hosting the haunted hallway, and choir has put on the obstacle course down the hall.”

The school hopes to bring in around $2,000 during the fundraiser, which the various student groups donate and use to attend conferences.