|St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City will host its annual school carnival on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the school gym.||"This is a big fundraiser for the school," said Tracy Witt, carnival co-chairman.|
The event starts at 5 p.m. with a soup and chili dinner, running until 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat meal will include soup or chili, crackers, cheese, dessert and a drink. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.
The costume contest will kick off activities at 6 p.m. Entries from infants through adults are welcome. Games, starting at 6:30 p.m., will include bingo, ring toss, dime pitch and many more. A general store will offer baked goods and other specialties.
A wide range of prizes will be available various drawings, such as a two-night Branson getaway, a $200 family photo session, plus gift certificates to Town and Country Supermarket, Casey's and Walmart. Tickets will be sold for $1 each or six for $5. Participants do not need to be present to win. Children can get tickets for 50 cents. Prizes for youth include cash, bicycles, board games savings bonds, a swimming pool and more.
Donations that can serve as prizes for the dime pitch can be dropped off at the school. For information, call 417-632-4294.