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Carnival Kids

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Adam Stoltenburg, 3, reaches up to grab ahold of an air hole

Adam Stoltenburg, 3, reaches up to grab ahold of an air hole as he climbs his way back up the ramp in a livestock trailer on Friday evening. The trailer was brought for kids to walk up in and learn about how livestock are hauled in the multilayer space.

Johnson County 4-H put on their annual Carnival on Friday evening, June 18, 2021 in the Livestock pen at the fairgrounds. Each club was responsible for creating their own carnival game to go alongside the educational booths, petting zoo, and cake walk. 

Samuel Hostetler, 5, squints his eye as he aims his nerf gun

Samuel Hostetler, 5, squints his eye as he aims his nerf gun at the wall at one of the shooting booths on Friday evening. Several different clubs set up nerf gun shooting stations as their booth for the carnival.

Case Baker, 12, and his sister Ellie, 10, listen as Kaya Pehringer explain shots

Case Baker, 12, and his sister Ellie, 10, listen as Kaya Pehringer explains the differences between subcutaneous and intramuscular injections on Friday evening. She used a banana to show the difference in angle and delivery location between the two.

Jillian Sta. Maria, 6, and Jasmine, 8, show off their newly earned goldfish

From left, sisters Jillian Sta. Maria, 6, and Jasmine, 8, show off their newly earned goldfish at the carnival on Friday evening. Jillian wanted to name her’s Cutie and Jasmine liked the name Buddy.

Ian Goddard, 10, leans into the falling bucket of water

Ian Goddard, 10, leans into the falling bucket of water at the hand made dunk tank on Friday evening. The kids under the water rotated out throughout the event, as the bucket would empty and refill with the spout set up they concocted.

Emma Finkle, 3, races around the corner during the cake walk

Emma Finkle, 3, races around the corner during the cake walk on Friday evening. They had so many baked goods to get rid of for the cake walk, they figured that they needed to get rid of one item every two minutes to get rid of them all.

Ten-year-olds Trevore Pavey, left, and Hadlie Garcia set up the rope

Ten-year-olds Trevore Pavey, left, and Hadlie Garcia recoil the rope and explain how to throw it for roper Jackson Harriet, right, on Friday evening. The trio was practicing with roping dummies in the center fo the livestock pen.

Each station had buckets of tokens, rewards and tickets,

Each station had buckets of tokens, rewards and tickets, but the roping station also managed to set aside pizza and soda to snack on between visitors. Kids rotated through running the stations, visiting the other stations in their free time to win cakes, check off stations and win prizes.

Carter Bolerjack, 7, takes aim at the smiley face

Carter Bolerjack, 7, takes aim at the smiley face target at a nerf gun station on Friday evening. The goal was to send a dart through one of the holes. Afterwards Bolerjack rated his nerf skills as 10/10 because he practices on his brother a lot at home.

Ellie DeWitt, 2, takes a ride on a miniature pony

Ellie DeWitt, 2, takes a ride on a miniature pony with her frozen backpack during the carnival on Friday evening. The pony ride was one of the stations to get stamped off, but if you were too big to ride petting the pony was enough to get you a stamp.

Cort Hammerich, 8, helps kids set up their fishing poles

Cort Hammerich, 8, helps kids set up their fishing poles at the Kountry Kids fishing booth on Friday evening. The kids earned a range of prizes from the station including suckers, necklaces, wands and more.

Henry Shoup, 11, attaches a purple necklace to the end of a fishing hook

Henry Shoup, 11, attaches a purple necklace to the end of a fishing hook before throwing it back over the wall on Friday evening. The kids loading the hooks relied on teammates in front to tell them if it was a girl or a boy and how old to help with decisions about what kind of prizes to give to each person.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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