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By HAILEY AMBROSE, staff writer
This year’s Galena spring carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. The carnival starts at noon on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Mr. Bodony said that he is putting on a kid’s carnival, so these events will not include adults. They have some great games planned such as ski races, snowshoe races, three dog races, one dog races, and kitty cat snow-go races, which seems to be very popular since they have just brought it back to the carnival.
To play these games, all you have to do is show up, he said.
At the end of the carnival, the academic pentathlon team will be having a quiz show pitting middle school students against some adults from Galena in the community hall to help raise money.
The carnival is made possible by sponsors such as the Louden Tribal Council and the Galena Educators Association. There are also a ton of volunteers.
“Our carnivals aren’t like other places, we don’t have money prizes. But we do have food prizes,” he said, adding that they do not have money prizes because the carnival about having fun and learning skills.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday, March 3
noon – Kids Ski Races
3 and under ski race (50 yards straight line)
4 – 5 year old ski race (1 small “red” loop )
6 – 7 year old ski race (1 medium “yellow” loop)
8 – 9 year old ski race (1 big “blue” loop)
10 – 11 year old ski race (distance determined by ski coaches)
12 – 14 year old ski race (distance determined by Coach Korta)
15 – 18 year old ski race (distance determined by Coach Korta)
1:30 pm 3-dog Race
-Mushers must be between 8 and 18 years old
2:30 pm 1-dog Race (for kids 8 and under)
Prizes sponsored by Louden Tribal Council (meal vouchers for all participants, limit 1 per day per child) and the Galena Education Association (medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd )
Sunday, March 4
1 pm Kids Snowshoe Races
3 year olds and under (50 yards)
4 – 5 year olds (1 small “red” loop)
6 – 7 year olds (1 medium “yellow” loop)
8 – 9 year olds (1 large “blue” loop)
10 – 11 year olds (1 large ”blue” loop)
12 – 14 year olds (1 large loop + 1 medium loop)
15 – 18 year olds (2 large loops)
2 pm Family Snowshoe Relay
2:30 pm Kitty Kat Snowgo Races
-Class 1= 120 cc engines and smaller
-Class 2=121 – 220 cc engines
-drivers must be 12 and under
Prizes sponsored by Galena Liquor Store and the Galena Education Association (food/beverage prizes from the GLC, and medals from the GEA)
3:45 pm Money / pop scramble – sponsored by the Galena Sports Authority
4 pm Middle School Academic Pentathlon Quiz Show (Community Hall)
This is the event that the Academic Pentathlon Team has been promoting for some time, in which a Galena teacher will be forced to go up against middle schoolers in a test of knowledge, in front of a live studio audience!
NOTE: If there are cold temperatures (-15 or colder) and/or high winds on either day, we will reschedule for a later date, to be determined after consultations with parents.