by Melanie Inabnit-Bakken
The Albany Parent-Teacher Organization will be hosting their Annual PTO Carnival and Raffle on Friday, April 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Albany school gyms and cafeteria. The raffle will return this year with prizes ranging from gift baskets from local businesses and sponsors to Country on the River tickets. There will be even more games and attractions this year including a bounce house, an obstacle course, a cake walk, face painting, hair chalk, hair beading,a fire truck and even a visit from Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, three Green County Dairy Queens and more!
Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and are available for pre-order at the Albany Elementary main office and will also be available at the event. Tickets for games and attractions start at $0.50 each. There will be walking tacos, hot dogs, snow cones and more being offered for dinner at a small cost.
The carnival is a PTO fundraising event with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Albany students. The funds raised help pay for field trip transportation, student activities, classroom technology and supplies, and teacher, classroom and staff requests. This year the proceeds will benefit the Art and Music Departments. Help is always welcomed and appreciated. If you’d like to provide a donation of goods or volunteer time, reach out to the PTO on Facebook or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all the sponsors who help make this event possible!