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Local families enjoy StanFest

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Last Saturday, families visited California State University, Stanislaus to enjoy an exciting day at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival, hosted by University Student Union’s Code Red Entertainment.
Children of all ages filled Pergola Meadows with tickets in one hand and popcorn in the other.
You could see smiles from left to right as the future Warriors enjoyed bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, train rides, caricatures and even a magic show.
It was a sunny day with various activities spread out for all to enjoy. One particular section had classic carnival games set up, such as the milk bottle throw and ring toss.
Kids also enjoyed participating in potato sack races and tug-of-war competitions.
“Kaden is having a blast winning tickets and jumping around with all the kids here,” said Sandi Borrelli, one of the many parents who watched their children enjoy a fun-filled day at StanFest.
Not only did they have games and competitions to keep the kids entertained, but they also had a magician performing tricks and making balloon animals.
Many children sat in the grass and watched the magic show, while others got up on stage to assist with a trick or two.
Those who didn’t settle down for a show could be found in the bounce houses, jumping around and gliding down the inflatable slides.
Two booths also provided face painting and caricatures. Many lined up to get colorful animals drawn on their faces and cartoon portraits of themselves.
Last, but not least, there was a mini train for children to ride and explore a little bit of CSU Stanislaus’s beautiful campus.
“I loved the train ride with my mommy,” five-year-old Anna DeRose said. “It made me so happy.”
Along with all of the free games and activities, hot dogs, chips and drinks were for sale in case one’s stomach started growling.
Overall, it was a very successful day filled with much laughter and smiles.
It is not very often you see three-year-olds running through campus playing carnival games, but once a year you can go out and relive a bit of your childhood with some lively little ones.
If you weren’t able to make it this time around, don’t miss out on winning prizes next year with your friends.
It’s never too late to get involved with the community.
Don’t forget the StanFest concert this Saturday, Sept. 21.
For further information, call 209-667-3815, visit the Warrior Activities Center or visit its website at csustan.edu/asi-usu/pages/SpecialEvents.php.

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