Travis wasn’t the only school with a carnival scheduled this past Saturday, but our Fall Carnival was the only one to go forward – for good reason. First and foremost, Travis has an amazingly supportive principal in Tom Day who didn’t hesitate at the crazy idea of having an indoor carnival. Second, Travis is unique in our group of always reliable and enthusiastic volunteers who somehow manage to pull it all together. Third, the Travis community of parents, teachers, kids and neighbors had the confidence in us to make the Carnival THE PLACE TO BE!
It’s always comforting to see so many familiar faces volunteering at these events, but it’s also reassuring to see so many new ones, too. Some new faces that come to mind are Sunjay Arya, Allison Kirby, Veronica Loomis, Noe Perez and Jeremie Poizat. Some of the familiar faces (i.e. habitual volunteers) who deserve some special thanks are Steven Acquard, Kristie Belding, Kevin Burke, JR Davis, Amanda Heathco, Nichola Renfrew, Wendy Smith-Butler and Mark Sternfels. We asked a lot of this year’s volunteers (e.g. clear a wet field of 200 exploded pumpkins; empty a dunk tank without using the drain valve) and all rose to the occasion. New faces and long-time volunteers, you help make this event possible. Thank you for all that you do.
Last, but certainly not least, we are incredibly fortunate to have so many generous sponsors. Because of their early and generous support, the Carnival began on a positive footing. Please take a few moments to read through our sponsor list below.
We, the PTA, are truly interested in your feedback as we take what we learned and roll it into thoughts for next year’s event. Please email PTA President Elizabeth Coffman or Nathan Byman with your comments and suggestions.
I appreciate the opportunity and the trust placed in me to help make this year’s Carnival happen. I hope all of you had as much fun as I did in realizing this event with our community.
–Nathan Byman, Carnival Chair 2015
Thank You 2015 Carnival Sponsors:
Anello Family • Blue Ginger Ventures Inc. • Byman Family • Circa Real Estate • Czapski Family • Dalton Family • Davis Family • Days Family • DCM Art Services • Dray Family • Dulany Family • Farmer Family • April & Taff Weinstein of First Imperial Mortgage • Forrest Family • Gibbs Family • Hampton Family • Hipps Family • Irishkov Family • Joanna Smith, MS, LPC-S • Jolie Vue Farms • Jordan Family • KiDVENTURE • Kriticos Family • Kroger • Lindsay Family • Lucy and Hugh McMahon • Marisa Janusz of Janusz Design • Max and Zane Steele • McMillian-Holloway Family • PJ's Coffee of New Orleans • Roche-Anderson Family • Sternfels Family • Teague Family • Teeter Family • Travis Foundation • Travis Foundation Board Members • Urbanscapes • Worldwide Surfacing • York Family