Powell Elementary’s popular Spring Carnival returns for a fourth year

by Elissa Fuchs

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its Fourth Annual Spring Carnival on May 19th from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults alike!

Rain Update!: The Carnival is still on -- but will be INSIDE the Roosevelt gym, located off of Iowa Avenue.

Join the awesome Powell community (ranked the #3 Best Elementary School by the Washington City Paper) for food, games, music and general carnival merriment. Proceeds will support school activities such as classroom technologies and supplies, field trips and much, much more.

Fun activities include:

  • Moon bounce and obstacle course
  • Bungee hoop run
  • Bungee human hippo chow down (it’s human hungry hippo!)
  • Face painting 
  • Balloon animals (by Councilmember Elissa Silverman!)
  • Powell teachers vs. parents soccer match
  • Many games and prizes for kids
  • Dunk tank (come try to dunk Drew from Petworth News at noon!) [Canceled, much to Drew's dismay]

There will also be lots of yummy food, including homemade delicacies by the talented Powell chefs, BBQ courtesy of Annie’s Ace Hardware, sno-cones, popcorn, hot dogs, and other treats.

We’ll have live performances by Baba Ras D, CHEC Drumline, Tamika Love Jones and Teatro de la Luna.

Not to forgot, the event will include a raffle drawing. Lucky winners will get $200 cash; an iPad; VIP sports tickets donated by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd’s office; and DC United tickets. Buy your raffle tickets today for a chance to win!

The carnival will be held May 19th from 11am - 5pm INSIDE the Roosevelt High School gym (enter from Iowa Ave between the Petworth Library and MacFarland). 

This is a perfect chance to support the school and Petworth community while having an amazing time!

Elissa Fuchs

Elissa writes feature-style human interest stories for Petworth News, often with a focus on health and wellness. A native Washingtonian, she now lives in 16th Street Heights with her husband and son. She works in communications and enjoys yoga and running in her spare time.

Contact Elissa with any story ideas or say hello when you see her at Qualia Coffee, one of her favorite Petworth spots.

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