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The community came out to take part in the multiple activities at LCHS’ year-end carnival. Jessica Dempsey/Meridian Booster
Lloydminster Comprehensive High School (LCHS) held its annual carnival, as members of the community came out to take part in the array of activities.
There were events such as a dunk tank, sumo suits, bumper soccer balls, jousting, and much more.
“We have a bunch of events for all ages,” explained Christie Crews, student leader. “There’s a lot of really different and cool things that are going on.”
This is the third time LCHS has run the carnival, and Crews said it was important to have fun with all the children in the community, and let them enjoy being part of it.
“There’s also the aspect of our school for supporting groups, such as the Hero Club and the drama department, and showing them high school does have quite a welcoming community, and a rich culture in supporting everyone,” said Crews.
Overall, she said, she hoped people had a day of fun and a sense of community.
This year they incorporated some new activities, such as jousting.
“It’s kind of fitting considering we are Barons,” Crews added.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the carnival was specifically for the high school. Then from 1-3 p.m., Grade 9 students came to join in the fun.
“It’s a transitional piece, hoping to let the kids know the school is not a scary place,” said Dwayne Jeffery, leadership teacher.
After school, the carnival was open to the community.
“(For the community) to see the high school as more than just an academic institution, but a place of community is great. We host lots of events from track and field to band concerts … so we want to be seen for more than just the school aspect of it,” said Jeffery.
As well, the carnival was a send-off as a year-end event for the leadership team.
“All 42 leadership kids are involved in the day. Planning it and working it,” he said.