2018 SPRING EVENT: THE GREATEST CARNIVAL
Walking through the entrance of Seton Hall on Friday, April 13, the first thing that greeted you was the sound of popcorn popping, the hum of the cotton candy machine, and the enticingly sweet smells that wafted through the air. While the sweet treats lured you in, you couldn’t believe your eyes when you made your way through the double doors! The carnival had come to life at St. Tom’s; with balloons, bright colors, games, face painting, and prizes galore! Fun, upbeat music, mixed with the sounds of excitement and laughter, made the whole scene downright enchanting.
Outside in the courtyard, a daring performer tested the limits with aerial silks, seemingly defying gravity time and time again, narrowly missing the ground as she dropped fearlessly. She later ditched her graceful silk tricks to twirl a flaming baton. Her partner ate the flames, swallowing them effortlessly, without a moment of hesitation. The excitement didn’t stop there though. Parishioner Kathy Wojo baked 100 of her delicious “Wojo Cookies”, only to be eaten in the Wojo Cookie Eating Contest. Over 20 competitors, parishioners and students alike, braved the task of eating five of those deliciously rich cookies, racing to be crowned the Cookie Champ.
With all the exciting thrills of the evening, it may have seemed impossible to pick the highlight of the evening. And while the carnival itself was magical, the real magic came from simply seeing the community of St. Thomas More Parish; from the young kids to the graduating college students, and even the older parishioners, all came together to share in the fun. The carnival was an absolute blast, but if you ask me, the highlight of the night was sharing this wonderful experience with a community that already was filled with magic.
Catholic Falcon Community Events Chair