Those of you who went to Old Mission Peninsula School, or had kids or grandkids who went there, remember how fun the school carnival used to be?
We had great carnivals when I was a kid going to school there in the 1960s (Mr. Lindsay, our janitor, was always there looking after things with his giant ring of keys), and also great carnivals when my own kids went there in the 1990s and early 2000s. And they didn’t change much over the years – there was always the “cake walk” (my favorite) and fun games in the gym. Just a really fun time.
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There hasn’t been a carnival for a few years, but guess what?! There’s one tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. The community is welcome to attend, too. Stop by, play a few games, do the cake walk, and even have dinner there.
Dinner includes a hot dog, bag of chips, drink and a cookie for $4, or each food item will be $1 per ticket. Game tickets are 50 cents, pre-sold in groups of ten, and I’m guessing they’ll be available in the lobby area by the door.
I wish I could lay my hands on some Johnson or Boursaw family archive photos of the OMPS carnival back in the day. I’ll do a quick archeological dig and see if I come up with anything.
Old Mission Peninsula School is located at 2735 Island View Road on the Old Mission Peninsula.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb