Shawswick Elementary School hosted Spring Carnival Friday evening

SHAWSWICK – The Shawswick Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held its first Spring Carnival since 2019, which brought the community together to support the school.

The carnival featured 24 games/booths for those to enjoy. Each booth will require tickets to play, most only requiring one ticket, with tickets set at 50¢ per ticket, with a winner every time.

Aiden, 6, with dad James Jones excited to play games and win prizes during the event

Shawswick PTO President Missy Collingsworth said that the importance of the event is rebuilding the community while helping the school get back on track.

Missy Collingsworth talking with Shawswick Principal Brian Perry

“Volunteers have shown up in force to help here today. Everything was assigned to each teacher to have someone work the booths and games to help build up the community connection,” said Collingsworth. “With the school consolidations, we have had to work hard on figuring out how to benefit each student and family as much as we can. “

Hayden, 7, and Lincoln, 5, were excited to play with their friends and win prizes from the games during the night

According to the Shawswick PTO, Shawswick Elementary School has the oldest playground equipment in the corporation, and consolidation doubled the student enrollment. With this growth, the PTO will use the funds to improve the play areas and add more features to accommodate the school properly.

“Shade, playground equipment, and anything the school requests will be provided from the funds raised during the carnival,” Collingsworth said. “Field trips, projects, or other events are what we want to offer that back to the students. The outpouring of support from the families has been truly amazing.”