A familiar spring sight is getting ready to return Tamarack Road. The annual Tamarack Elementary School Carnival is scheduled for May 3-5 and there is even more reason for celebration this year. Tamarack Elementary and the carnival are celebrating their 50th anniversary!

The school opened in 1963 and in April of that year they partnered with Casey’s Rides to give the children and their families an “exciting and entertaining experience with rides, games, food and fun” according to a press release from Daviess County Public Schools.

According to the release, “The first-ever carnival was April 16, 1963, and the school’s profit was $46.60. Fifty years later, the school anticipates raising between $8,000 and $10,000 from the rides, as well as proceeds from the chili supper, games and activities, and T-shirt sales. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to directly impact students in the classroom with SMART Board purchases, Accelerated Reader Incentives, and art and classroom supplies.”

The Carnival will begin on Friday, May 3rd at 4pm. with a chili supper, rides, concessions, and games. The events will wrap up for the first night at 10pm. The carnival will resume on Saturday, May 4th with two sessions: noon-5pm and 5pm-10pm. The carnival will reopen on Sunday, May 5th from noon-6pm.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, all current and former Tamarack students, families and staff members are invited to a special open house that will run from noon-6pm on Sunday, May 5th along with the carnival. Cake will be served at 1pm. and tours of the building, which is the oldest elementary school building in Daviess County, will be given.

The carnival is always a big hit, and this year there is even more to celebrate! Congratulations to Tamarack Elementary School and Daviess County Public Schools on this huge achievement.

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