Fun at the Senior Center Carnival

The North Big Horn Senior Center in Lovell promised good food, fun prizes and an enjoyable time at their carnival, which was held on Aug. 24. They definitely delivered what they promised and more. From the time a participant entered the door, it was obvious they would have a good time.

Pete Dykes enjoys a moment with clown Denise Andersen at the carnival held at the Big Horn County Senior Citizens Center on Aug. 24.

The doorway itself was decorated with a creative orange curtain. Staff and helpers were dressed either as clowns with glowing red noses or other carnival-type costumes. There was a feel of excitement in the air. Each person was hustled over to have his/her picture taken, either as a strongman or a trapeze artist.

The meal was a festive blend of party food, which included barbecued chicken nuggets and a delicious chocolate cupcake. As people finished lunch they were invited to participate in the games set up around the room. Choices included a beanbag toss, ring the bottle, a duck pond, a dime toss and a chance to pop a balloon with darts. It was pretty hard not to get a prize, which was what was intended. Prizes included small stuffed animals, a large bottle of pop, little rubber duckies, assorted glassware and edible goldfish. One participant was quoted as saying, “I haven’t had this much fun in ages.” Guests were given a bag of popcorn on their way out.

It was pretty obvious that everyone had a good time. The Center staff went out of their way to ensure that they would. Kudos to all who worked hard to make the event such a huge success.

In other news, the Newcomers Club met again for cards on Thursday, Aug. 25. This time the winners were Arlene Ross in bridge and substitute Lois Adey in pinochle. It’s a good thing Lois won, because her husband Lynn always says, “I won’t let her play again unless she wins something.”

By Phyllis Bronkema