Two of the greatest things in the whole wide entire universe: carnivals and ice cream!
If you go ahead and make the ice cream the Guinness Book of World Record's sanctioned largest ice cream sundae and make the carnival a Casa Carnival with proceeds benefiting abused and neglected children you've got one lovely Saturday afternoon.
A total crowd please: D.A. Gallagos took dive after dive as kids, and especially adults, delighted in dunking the California Attorney of the Year.
|D.A. Gallagos joked with the crowd the entire day.|
A petting zoo, thanks to high school 4H students, was an adorable pit stop for adults and kids to rest with some cute, although often spirited animals.
|I was hoping they were about to lay me a golden egg. No luck.|
At one point, a miniature pony broke free and escaped the carnival grounds. Have no fear, he was found:
|The runaway stallion!|
Several local restaurants and individual volunteers helped make the food booths possible. There were hot dogs, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Fish Tacos (sponsored by The Looking Glass House), and much more including cotton candy.
|It's not a carnival without cotton candy!|
|This hip cat completely agrees.|
A variety of quirky activities and games were available on the midway. They included a (not so rough riding) mechanical bull, rock climbing, face painting and dress up, ball tosses, duck-fishing, cake walks, and a lollipop tree.
|Rock climbing was a hit for everyone brave enough to try.|
|Winners of the cake walk with a volunteer.|
|Grand Prize Cake Walker being handed her treats by a volunteer.|
|Can I get one of these trees to plant in my yard?|
Performances, often interactive were given by break dancers, musicians, and local dance troupes.
|A musical guest croons to the crowds.|
There were many items such as creatively cool t-shirts and faerie wings that could be purchased to help the cause.
|Volunteer running a colorful booth.|
For the grand finale, everyone gathered around a table in order to help build the World's Largest Ice Cream Sundae. After a Guinness Book of World Record's Representative measured the sundae, the title was officially given.
|The World's Largest Ice Cream Sundae!|
|Many conservation corps members (and friends) helped out at the event, of course partook in ice cream at the end|
Congrats to Casa of Humbolt for holding such an amazing event and thank you to all the volunteers.
If you'd like to donate to Casa of Humbolt, I will shortly have a direct link up for you to do so. Until I have that link up, please use the Network for Good Donation Site.