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Local kids of all ages got to enjoy a spring carnival for a great cause SaturdaySubmitted: 03/28/2015

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TOMAHAWK - The Tomahawk Elementary School hosted its first spring carnival this year. Our Sister's House, a homeless shelter being built in Tomahawk, organized the event.

"We decided to do kind of a fun theme just to kind of get our name out there a little bit, and involve the public. So we decided to do a mini carnival," said Our Sister's House President Bernice Duchac.

The event kicks off spring break, and kids seemed to think it was a great start to their break.


The event kicks off spring break, and kids seemed to think it was a great start to their break.

Some of the carnival's events included a cupcake walk, music, clowns and games like Pluck a Duck, Go Fishing and basketball. But a lot of kids said sumo wrestling was the biggest hit.

"You're like this giant walking sausage and you can just walk around and running into people," said elementary student Dovavin Kloske.

Admission was free, but donations went to help build Our Sister's House. It will be Lincoln County's only temporary homeless shelter serving men, women and children.

"The proceeds here will go to Our Sister's House, better known as truth. It is going to be our future homeless shelter here in Tomahawk for Lincoln County, and the surrounding areas," said Duchac.

Organizers say they were happy with the event's turnout, and they hope to open the shelter July 1st.


Story By: Wren Clair

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