Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fun at the carnival

2013-Carnival from L'Ecole Francaise du Maine on Vimeo.

It was the perfect day for our 3rd annual carnival. We participated in some great games like water balloon toss, egg run, and mummy contest, limbo, pie eating contest, lollipop tree, pig races, and many more.  There were two balloon animal makers meeting every imaginable demand to the great delight of the children!

Thanks to all of the parents and teachers who volunteered at the stands! We got our faces painted, went to the wacky hair salon, and made many crafts. Thanks to all who donated items for the rummage sale, it was a hit!

We ate some great food too. We had a lot to choose from, including: 
Taylor Made Smoke ( who cooked some super yummy pulled pork, hot dogs, and burgers and "La poutine"- french fries with cheese. For dessert, we ate some waffle ice cream cones at Jennifer Yilmaz's booth and delicious French crêpes at Henri 's!!

There were some amazing gift baskets for raffle and also there were some wonderful silent auction prizes. We would like to thank the sponsoring businesses who generously donated goods or services to our event to benefit the Parents' Association:

Silent Auction Sponsors:

Maine Foodie Tours- Old Port Culinary Walking Tour
Dr. Michele Shems DMD, PA - $500 gift certificate for Orthodontic services
L'Ecole Française du Maine - Adult French Classes- $375 gift certificate
Casco Bay YMCA- Splash Party
Ture Colors Salon - Hair Care Basket
Anabelle Grigorescu of Northeast Acupuncture Center, $270 gift certificate for Acupuncture services
Eliza Lussier- Ballet Birthday Party / Private Ballet Lessons
Freeport Conservatory Supply- 3 hours of handyman work
Morong Falmouth- Professional Auto Reconditioning
Hana Poulin - Horeseback Riding Lesson
Shaina Graff- Violin Lesson

Raffle Basket Sponsors:

Desert of Maine
Hilton Garden Inn- Freeport, Maine
Clayton's Café
Portland Museum of Art
Freeport Hardware
Estabrooks Nursery
Casco Bay Ford
Halo Garden- handcrafted headbands
Skillin's Nursery
Bingas Wingas
New England Car Wash
Saltwater Grille
Joe's Boathouse
Brewer's Marine
Cinemagic Theatre
Clay Play
Family Ice Skating in Falmouth
Winslow Park
Casey Family- Stonewall Kitchen Goodies Basket
Brewer Family

And last but not least, we extend sincere thanks to Steph Brewer and Caryn Bickerstaff, our two utterly amazing parents association leaders who spent countless hours making this event such a huge success!!  Merci Beaucoup a tous!!  It was a really great day!